Galatasaray reject €5m West Ham bid for star striker

Galatasaray have released a statement confirming that a €5 million bid from West Ham for Burak Yilmaz has been rejected.

The Lions did also state that West Ham made an offer for the Turkish international striker.

The statement read: “West Ham made a €5 million bid for Burak Yilmaz. He has not submitted a transfer request and we turned down the offer.”

The star striker has played a key role in the Lions lifting the league title for three of the last four seasons.

Yilmaz also played a key role in Galatasaray winning the league title for a record 20th time last season and booking a place in the Champions League for the fourth consecutive season.

The experienced striker did however, sign a bumper four-year contract with the Istanbul giants last season and is one of the highest paid players in the current team.

Yilmaz opened his scoring account in the 2-2 draw against Sivasspor on the opening game of the season last week.

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