Throughout the summer there has been a lot of speculation linking Galatasaray's striker Burak Yilmaz with a move away from the Turkish Champions.
So many clubs have 'supposedly' been interested, most recently Lazio. But how important is he as a player to Galatasaray? After appearing 39 times in the 2012/2013 season, he scored 32 goals - clearly they would be crazy to let him go.
Seeing Yilmaz shine in Turkey and in Europe in the past year, when he finished the group stages of the UEFA Champions League 2012/2013 as most efficient scorer with 6 goals in 501 minutes, Burak has established himself as a classy striker.
It has become apparent that he has clearly settled at Galatasaray and the fans love him. He is widely loved in Turkey as he has only ever played his football at many clubs in and around the country.
As we hear that his move to Lazio has broken down, is this music to all Galatasaray fans' ears? For Burak to stay in Turkey it would be a massive boost, he is a star player and he is closely followed by many world-wide clubs. He has impressed so much that everybody wants him,. But if Galatasaray manage to keep him for at least one more year then they could possibly go on to lift the league title once more.
It is clear that should Galatasaray sell Burak Yilmaz they will not accept any 'silly' offers, as Lazio are said to want to offer €15m but Galatasaray will not accept anything under the €18m mark.
To say the least, he is worth what Galatasaray are asking but if they were to keep him and with a few more additions also - or even with the squad they still have - they could be a stronger force than they were last year.
When people think of Galatasaray and their players, most automatically think of Yilmaz as well as others such as Didier Drogba and Wesley Sneijder.
But for Turkish fans Yilmaz comes to mind first and if he was to leave, Galatasaray would definitely need a replacement.
But for them to keep him it would be a massive boost for the club as well as for Turkey.
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