Report details West Ham’s January offer for Burak Yilmaz

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West Ham wanted to sign Turkish international Burak Yilmaz in January.

West Ham made an offer to sign Burak Yilmaz on loan in January, Haberturk reports.

It was known that the Hammers wanted to bring in a striker before the close of the January window, and Yilmaz was one of two options.

Emmanuel Emenike was the other, and he was eventually signed by Slaven Bilic’s side, but the Hammers did make a formal offer for Yilmaz.

The report indicates that this offer was a loan bid, until the end of the season, with a £700,000 fee to sweeten the deal.

If he was to impress, and West Ham opted to sign him permanently, they also included an option-to-buy clause in the deal.

This is reported to have been valued at roughly £6.2 million, with the Hammers spending £6.9m in total if they were to sign Yilmaz permanently.

However, no deal for the striker could be concluded, and Yilmaz has opted to leave Galatasaray to sign for Chinese side Beijing Guoan in the recent days instead.

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