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Liverpool set eyes on Turkish Goal King Burak Yilmaz

2012-06-06 08:03:23

Liverpool FC have been linked with Trabzonspor

Liverpool are the latest club to be linked with prolific Trabzonspor striker Burak Yilmaz.

The Reds are in pursuit of a proven goalscorer this summer. Liverpool only scored 47 times in the Premier League last season, the lowest scoring team in the top eight. €41 million signing, Andy Caroll only scored four goals in the league campaign.

Yilmaz netted 35 times in 41 games this season and his modest €5 million release clause has attracted the attention of major clubs across Europe.

In an interview with TRT's 'Stadyum' program earlier this year, Yilmaz stated that he would consider a move to Spain or England if the right offer was made.

The 26 year old Turkish international has been in sensational form for Trabzonspor over the past two seasons. He guided the Black Sea giants to pole position in the league last year scoring 19 times, only to lose out on winning the championship to Fenerbahce on goal difference.

Yilmaz broke the clubs all time scoring record in the league this season, scoring 51% of Trabzonspor's 65 goals.

The Turkish Goal King possesses an impressive mix of pace, shoulder strength and off the ball ability.

Weighing 88kg and 188cm tall he uses his strength well in one on one situations, makes intelligent forward runs and is an uncanny ability of creating space. He holds the ball up well, takes an impressive free kick and has been carrying an otherwise poor attacking team on his back this season.

The Reds will face competition from, Juventus, Lazio, Fulham and Galatasaray. Yilmaz is expected to make a decision on his future later this week.

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