France’s Lille sign Turkish forward Burak Yilmaz
Lille acquired Turkish forward Burak Yılmaz, the French football club said Saturday.
"LOSC [Lille] is proud to welcome Turkish international Burak Yılmaz (35) to its ranks today. The experienced and prolific striker, a Turkish football idol, has signed a two-season contract with the Lille club," the Ligue 1 team said in a statement.
"#NewPlayerDetected," the club posted on Twitter, along with a Turkish flag emoji.
Lille also shared a roughly 30-second video showing several goals scored by the Turkish international.
Burak Yılmaz became the third Turkish player in the French team after Yusuf Yazıcı and Zeki Çelik.
Over the course of his career, Turkish international Yılmaz scored 230 goals in 440 matches.
Last season he scored 14 goals in 26 appearances for Besiktas.
In addition to Beşiktaş, Yılmaz previously played for many Turkish clubs such as Fenerbahçe, Trabzonspor and Galatasaray.