Arda Turan warns Burak Yilmaz not to join Lokomotiv Moscow
Atletico Madrid midfielder Arda Turan has spoken out against Burak Yilmaz signing for Lokomotiv Moscow.
The 25-year-old Turkish international told Turkish newspaper Fanatik, "If he [Burak Yilmaz] moves to Lokomotiv Moscow he'll ruin his career.
Yilmaz has many suitors, he needs to play in a top level league" he said.
The Black Sea club have released a statement to the, Public Disclosure Forum (KAP), confirming the Russian clubs interest, "Lokomotiv Moscow have opened talks with Burak Yilmaz."
Trabzonspor vice-president Nevzat Şakar confirmed yesterday that a deal with Lokomotiv Moscow had been reached, "We have agreed terms with Lokomotiv Moscow," he said.
The Russian club are reported to have offered Yilmaz €3.5-4 million per-season however, the Turkish international striker would still have to agree personal terms for the transfer to be completed.
Lokomotiv Moscow finished the league campaign in fifth position, the Russian Premier League outfit are managed by former Croatia national team manager Slavan Bilic.