Slaven Bilic has responded to transfer speculation regarding West Ham making an offer for Galatasaray striker Burak Yilmaz confirming that the Turkish international is on his transfer list.
Bilic told Turkish sports newspaper Fanatik: “Burak Yilmaz is one of the players currently on our transfer list.”
The West Ham boss also revealed that he is a fan of the Galatasaray striker and has been since working in Turkey as Besiktas manager. Bilic spent two seasons coaching the Black Eagles during his time in Turkey.
“Burak Yilmaz is a very good player he is a great forward and has been in excellent form I know him very well,” he added.
West Ham are reported to have made a €7 million bid for the prolific striker according to the Hurriyet.
Yilmaz has a prolific goal scoring record hitting the back of the net 81 times in 140 games for Galatasaray winning two league titles and years of Champions League experience.
The 30-year-old striker also had an impressive goal record at Trabzonspor scoreing 58 times in 93 games for the Black Sea Storm.
Yilmaz also has 19 international goals in 42 games for the Turkish national team.