Trabzonspor striker Burak Yilmaz has admitted that he could not pass up a move to Arsenal if the opportunity presents itself, with Guud Hiddink labeling the Turkish international one of the best strikers in Europe.
Yilmaz has also been targeted by Dutch side Ajax and there is little wonder why as the prolific striker has been tearing up the Turkish league with a sensational 22 goals in 18 league games this season.
The 26-year-old has ruled out a January move, insisting he wants to see out this campaign, but would love the opportunity to move to Arsenal in the summer.
Yilmaz told TRT1:
I am a Trabzonspor player till the end of the season, if I was to move abroad I would want to move to a big club, I would accept a transfer to Arsenal.
The Turkish international is aiming to break the Trabzonspor record of 31 goals in a season, held by Fatih Tekke, then shall seek a move away.
He became a national side regular during the Euro 2012 qualifiers under Guus Hiddink, who has proclaimed that Yilaz is at the top.
Burak is one of Europe’s best strikers, I’m proud of his recent achievements.
This is an interesting rumour and something that may well emerge as more concrete this summer with Podolski’s rumoured move to North London cast in doubt at present.
While Podolski will be the number one target for now, if Arsenal scouts are convinced of Yilmaz’s talent then he could prove an interesting acquisition especially at the prime age of 26.