Galatasaray confirm West Ham's rejected bid to sign striker Burak Yilmaz


Galatasaray have confirmed they have received an offer from West Ham United for Burak Yilmaz.

Turkish club Galatasaray have confirmed on their official website that they have received an offer from West Ham United for striker Burak Yilmaz.

Yilmaz, 30, has been one of the most prolific strikers in Europe over the last five years having starred for Trabzonspor and now Galatasaray.

58 goals in 93 games for Trabzonspor earned him the move to Galatasaray, and he has continued those goalscoring exploits with 73 goals in 121 games.

Speculation now surrounds the Turkish international's future, with Galatasaray confirming on their official website that West Ham United have submitted an offer for YIlmaz's signature.

"West Ham United have made an offer for Burak Yilmaz. The offer was for €5 million. Burak Yilmaz has not made a transfer request and we want to keep hold of him," the statement read.

With injuries to Enner Valencia and Andy Carroll, West Ham are in dire need of a striker - and Yilmaz certainly fits the bill given his proven record in Turkey.

New Hammers boss Slaven Bilic went up against Yilmaz during his time as Besiktas manager, so will no doubt be familiar with what Yilmaz can do.

It will now be interesting to see whether the Hammers return with a second bid for Yilmaz, with their need for a striker crippling them right now.

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