Slaven Bilic is a big fan of Yilmaz, and believes a new striker is needed in his squad to provide a different type of threat to Diafra Sakho and Andy Carroll, with the 30-year-old his priority target. Yilmaz was targeted in the summer, as reported by HITC Sport, but no deal to take him to the Boleyn Ground could be completed.
Yilmaz has netted 77 goals in 133 games for Galatasaray, and has scored consistently during his career in Turkey’s Super Lig. He has also netted an impressive 19 goals in 42 games for a Turkey team who are not particularly strong.
Yilmaz looks to have all the skills to impress in the Premier League, and although Bilic missed out on the forward in the summer, he is ready to make a new offer in the January transfer window.
And it appears as if Yilmaz himself is pushing for a move, with the report claiming that he is currently keen on switching to the Premier League. Yilmaz has reportedly told the Gala management staff that he wants to leave in January, in the knowledge that Bilic wants to sign him.