If I didn’t have a calender, diary or a watch I’d know we were approaching the transfer window via the same old stories doing the same old rounds.
I’ve read at least three times this week that we are still holding a major interest in Turkish striker Burak Yilmaz – this is the same Yilmaz whom we were constantly told in the summer was on the brink of joining us.
The only justification I can see for this story is that apparenty Slaven Bilic apparently admires him. He also admires Ronaldo and Messi by the way! They ain’t joining either.
However, the Yilmaz story is our there again on any number of sites and in some cases from the Turkish media.
The fact that at 30 years of age he is priced at anywhere between £10m to £15 million, depending on which report you read, doesn’t appear to have a rung a bell inside the head of those reporting it.
For goodness sake, he heading towards the twilight of career and has never played outside of Turkey whilst at the same time West Ham don’t have a bean for transfer dealings at this moment and would have to sell to buy even if there was interest – which there’s not.
Barely a day went by in the summer without this particularly silly rumour being recycled and if it was ever going to happen it would have happened then when there was plenty of time for it to take place.
This one isn’t on – just needed to put that to bed!