Beşiktaş signs Burak Yılmaz amid fan protests
Yılmaz returned to Beşiktaş 11 years after he played for the club between July 2006 and January 2008, but his comeback created uproar among some club supporters, who accused the veteran player of “being a cheater.”
“I acknowledge respectfully all Beşiktaş fans’ praise and criticism towards me. I want all the fans to know that the second I put on Beşiktaş jersey on me, I will perform at the highest for Beşiktaş,” he said.
The 33-year-old joined his new club in Antalya on Jan. 4 for the winter break preparations.
The striker has played 52 matches for the Turkish national football team and scored 23 goals.