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Lille secures Turkey striker Yilmaz signature

Lille secures Turkey striker Yilmaz signature

Lille has signed the veteran Turkey striker Burak Yilmaz from Beşiktaş, After selling Victor Osimhen to Italian side Napoli.

The 35-year-old Yilmaz had signed a two-year deal, said the northern French club on Saturday.

He has more than 200 goals at club level in Turkey, including 23 in 25 games in the 2017-18 season with Trabzonspor and has twice finished top scorer with former club Galatasaray in the Süper Lig. He has netted 24 times in 59 appearances for the national side.

In an allegedly worth around 80 million euros (94 million dollars) deal including bonuses, Lille sold the highly rated Osimhen to the Italian side on Friday.

Lille is reuniting Yilmaz with midfielder attacker Yusuf Yazici who set many of his goals at Trabzonspor.

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