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Tottenham Target Galatasaray Striker Burak Yilmaz

AVB looks to Turkey to solve striker crisis.

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Tottenham Hotspur are setting their sights on Galatasaray striker Burak Yilmaz in a bid to add more firepower to their frontline this summer, according to the Mirror.

Reports from Turkish newspaper Aksam suggests that the north London club are preparing a £17 million move after an impressive first season with the league champions saw him notch 32 goals in 39 games.

Both Chelsea and Manchester United had been linked with the international striker, but his eight goals in the Champions League also caught the eye of the likes of Fiorentina and Atletico Madrid, though the latter are now thought to be keen on Sevilla front man Alvaro Negredo.

Galatasaray snapped the 27-year-old up from Trabzonspor for the minimal fee of just £5 million after his impressive goalscoring exploits for the club warranted a closer look. He managed 58 goals in 93 appearances during a three-year spell with the Karadeniz F?rt?nas? and now the time seems right for him to take the step up and test himself in one of Europe’s top leagues.

The striker received glowing praise from his strike partner, Didier Drogba, who said: “For me it’s Burak Yilmaz’s season. [He’s scored] too many goals. Burak is the best.“


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