In amongst the relentless stories over the manager which naturally dominate the headlines, it’s refreshing to see a bit of transfer talk even if it seems an unlikely one. Burak Yilmaz is the name of the latest link and while his record stems entirely from Turkish football, it is an impressive record nevertheless.
At the age of 26, Yilmaz has already played for six clubs in his homeland but in his two years with Trabzonspor, has found the net 55 times in 75 league matches. At present, he has only 18 caps for Turkey and has managed six goals for his country.
That record however includes 33 goals in 34 games last season and whatever your view of Turkish football might be, it’s a tally that’s caught the interest of some of Europe’s major football clubs – and West Ham…
So would Burak Yilmaz be a good fit for Spurs?