Aston Villa Edge Closer to €25m Transfer Deal For Galatasaray Star

Galatasaray supporters celebrate after the football club was crowned champion of Turkey's top division for a record 22nd time on May 19, 2019 in Istanbul. - Galatasaray sealed their 22nd Turkish league title with a dramatic 2-1 win over nearest challengers Istanbul Basaksehir in a capital-city derby marred by violence. (Photo by Yasin AKGUL / AFP) (Photo credit should read YASIN AKGUL/AFP/Getty Images)

Barış Alper Yılmaz’s time at Galatasaray appears to be coming to an end. The Turkish winger, who has impressed this season, is reportedly on his way to Aston Villa according to Aksam.

Yılmaz has been a key player for Galatasaray as they lead the Super Lig title race. His development under coach Okan Buruk has been remarkable, even earning him a call-up to the Turkish national team.

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Aston Villa manager Unai Emery is a big admirer of Yılmaz and wants him in his squad for next season. Yılmaz himself is keen to test himself in the Premier League, considered the top league in Europe.

Yilmaz’s versatility is a major selling point. While primarily a right-winger, he has comfortably played right-back, left wing, and even center-forward this season.

Talks between the two clubs are ongoing, with Galatasaray expecting a significant transfer fee. Reports suggest they are demanding €25 million for the young winger.

The report also claims that Yilmaz is keen on a move to the Premier League side.

Aston Villa, having enjoyed a successful season domestically, appears ready to invest heavily in transfers for the upcoming season. Barış Alper Yılmaz is reportedly a top priority for them.

Yilmaz is expected to join the Turkish national team at Euro 2024 this summer.

The 23-year-old has six goals and nine assists in 51 appearances for Galatatasaray in all competitions this season.