Report: Paul Lambert flop Yacouba Sylla set to join Turkish side Basaksehir in the coming weeks

The Mali international played just 22 league games for Aston Villa.

With Tim Sherwood set to take charge of Aston Villa for his first full stint as a manager the likelihood is that several Paul Lambert signings will be departing.

The Scot made some stinking signings in the transfer market. The likes of Nicklas Helenius, Aleksandar Tonev and Karim El Ahmadi all spring to mind.

Another who never quite made it at Villa appears to be Yacouba Sylla. He arrived at Villa Park in January 2013 from Clermont Foot in what was a surprise move.

He ended up playing 11 times that season but lost his place in the first-team ahead of the 2013-14 campaign, in which he played just 13 times.

Last season he was loaned out to Turkish club Kayseri Erciyesspor and impressed in the Super Lig. So much so in fact he may have earned himself a permanent move to Turkey, with a potential Europa League team.

The Malian international, according to Spor Gundem, is set to join Turkish outfit Istanbul Basaksehir for next season.

The club, unknown to many, finished fourth in Turkey last season and will compete in the Europa League third qualifying round next season.

Sylla is expected to join the club in the next month, bringing to an end his time at Villa.

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