Goal machine content with life at home.
Chelsea target Burak Yilmaz has put distance between himself and a move to Stamford Bridge by insisting that he is more than happy with life at Galatasaray, according to Sports Direct News.
The prolific Turkish international striker garnered wide interest in his services thanks to an astonishing 32 goals last season, including several top performances in the Champions League – where he managed to hit the net eight times.
A number of Premier League clubs were thought to be keen on making a move for the player, most notably Liverpool and Chelsea, but he came close to joining Serie A side Lazio on deadline day of the summer transfer window, only to see the move fail to materialise late on.
Galatasaray have since said that they would be willing to listen to offers for him over the coming weeks, with a swap deal involving Chelsea striker Demba Ba being tipped in the process.
However, the player told Turkish newspaper Fanatik that he is committed to the club after words from the club’s president.
“(Leaving) is something I don’t think about anymore,” he said. “My president told me to be proud of myself and my achievements in this team.
“This has taken away thoughts of leaving. For a player to hear such words is a great source of pride and happiness.”