Lille signs veteran Turkey striker Yilmaz from Besiktas

The Canadian Press

LILLE, France — Lille has signed veteran Turkey striker Burak Yilmaz from Besiktas after selling Victor Osimhen to Italian side Napoli.

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

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

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Lille sold the highly rated Osimhen to the Italian side on Friday in a deal reportedly worth around 80 million euros ($94 million) with bonuses included.

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

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