Burak Yilmaz happy to stay with Galatasaray

The 27-year-old insists he is willing to honour his contract and remain in Istanbul despite being the subject of transfer speculation
Burak Yilmaz’s sensational season has provoked attention from some of Europe’s top clubs, but the striker says he would be happy to see out his contract with Galatasaray.

The Turkey international has 22 league goals so far this season, to go with his eight strikes in the Champions League, and insists he is more than content to remain in Istanbul.

“I’m really happy at Galatasaray. I have a five-year contract here. If an offer comes on the table then it’s the club’s decision which will matter,” he told Lig TV.

Yilmaz then noted the contributions of team-mates Didier Droga and Umut Bulut, but reserved special praise for the latter of that pair.

He added: “Didier Drogba could easily play with me or Umut Bulut. We complete each other. He’s an excellent player but one should also notice the contributions that Umut Bulut had made. He kept us at the top of the table in the first half of the season. Drogba is great but Umut was also influential.”

The 27-year-old also denied suggestions he attempted to copy Cristiano Ronaldo with his goal celebrations.

“The celebration against Cluj was about annoying the rival fans and I have been criticised for it. My celebrations are improvised. I don’t imitate Cristiano Ronaldo, I just try to enjoy the moment.”