Galatasaray close in on Mustafa Yumlu

Galatasaray close in on Mustafa Yumlu

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Galatasaray are close to completing a deal to sign Mustafa Yumlu from Trabzonspor according to the Turkish newspaper Fanatik.

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The Lion’s are on the hunt for new centre backs following the injuries to Semih Kaya and Koray Gunter sustained during the International Royal Cup in Alanya.

Galatasaray want to loan the 27-year-old until the end of the season with an option to buy. Yumlu was left out of the Trabzonspor squad by Vahid Halilhodžić and hasn’t been recalled by the clubs new manager Ersun Yanal. The powerful centre back is expected to leave the Black Sea Storm before the end of the January transfer window.

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The 27-year-old centre back’s contract with Trabzonspor runs out in June 2016. Yumlu would join his former team mates Umut Bulut, Burak Yilmaz and Burak Yilmaz if he moves to Galatasaray.

Yumlu has made four appearances for Tarbzonspor this season.

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