Turkish international keen on Emirates Stadium move.
Turkey striker Burak Yilmaz says he would not be able to turn down a move to Arsenal.
He says he won’t be going anywhere this January, but admitted a switch to the Gunners would be to good to turn down.
“I am a Trabzonspor player until the end of the season; if I were to move abroad I would want to move to a big club. I would accept a transfer to Arsenal,” he told Turkish State Television channel TRT1 .
SOURCE: Daily Mirror
Arsenal may well take heed of Burak Yilmaz’s interest in a North London move as Arsene Wenger could well do with another attacking option, preferably one who can help share the goal-scoring load that is currently being shouldered almost entirely by Robin Van Persie.
Marouane Chamakh, Gervinho and Park Chu-Young have scored five Premier League goals between them and Wenger has been linked with moves to bring in reinforcements and Yilmaz would be a fairly cost effective, and realistic, option to consider.
The 26 year old has scored 23 goals in 19 matches this season and is a regular in the Turkish national team and is said to be linked with interest from AC Milan and Borussia Dortmund, according to the Daily Mirror, but it seems that Arsenal are the preferred choice for the powerfully built striker.
One would imagine Yilmaz’s keenness to move to the North London club would be greatly affected by whether Wenger’s side manage to clinch that all important top four finish. Indeed Arsenal desperately need to clinch Champions League football for next term as they look to tie down first team regulars Robin Van Persie and Theo Walcott to new long term contracts.