Report: West Ham to pay £4.5m for Burak Yilmaz; £800,000 bonus if European qualification is secured

West Ham are set to complete the signing of Burak Yilmaz.

West Ham are closing in on the signing of Burak Yilmaz, Hurriyet reports.

The Turkish media outlet claim that Yilmaz, 30, is finalising his transfer to the Premier League, and has disclosed the financial details of the impending deal.

The Hammers will pay £4.5 million (€6m) for his services this month, and will pay Galatasaray a further £800,000 (€1m) should the East London club secure European qualification at the end of this season.

This would make the signing of Yilmaz worth roughly £5.3 million to the Hammers, as they look to bring in another striker this month to cover for the injuries to Diafra Sakho and Andy Carroll.

Yilmaz, who has scored 19 goals in 42 games for Turkey, is a prolific striker in his homeland. Since moving to Gala in 2012, he has netted 81 times in 140 games, and he is a truly top class modern day forward.

He is tall, strong and powerful, but is also fast when running with the ball, and the forward possess a precise and strong shot. He has a high work rate and a strong team ethic, and looks to be a perfect forward for Slaven Bilic’s team.

A deal is close, and Yilmaz should be confirmed as a West Ham player before the end of this month.

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