Manchester United urged to sign Turkish star

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Manchester United have been urged to launch a move for Galatasaray striker Burak Yilmaz in the summer transfer news by former Rangers star, and current manager of Turkish outfit Kasimpasaspor, Shota Arveladze.

Yilmaz is the joint top goalscorer in the Champions League this season alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, and his fine form in front of the goal has led the Turkish star to be linked with a transfer to Manchester United.

The 27-year-old also has 16 goals in 22 Turkish league games this term and, alongside Didier Drogba, is part of one of the most fearsome strike forces in European football.

Arveladze, however, believes Yilmaz could further flourish away from his native Turkey, and expects the forward would fit in particularly well were he to join the likes of Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney at Manchester United.

The ex-Georgia international, who scored 57 times during four seasons in Glasgow with Rangers, says he would pursue a move for Yilmaz, were he in the position of Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford.

"None of the former clubs of Burak treated him patiently," Arveladze told Sabah. "Although Trabzonspor and Galatasaray trusted him and that helped him to improve. 

"If he will sign for foreign clubs, he can be very successful. He could play at the same place where [Javier] Hernandez plays at, Manchester United. If I was at Ferguson's place, I would definitely sign him."

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