Big Sam Looking Forward To Working With Basturk
Blackburn Rovers manager Sam Allardyce is excited at the prospect of working with Yildiray Basturk.
The Turkish International joined Rovers from Stuttgart on Wednesday until the end of the season and Allardyce is hoping that the midfielder will replicate the form shown in England that has been shown in the German Bundesliga recently.
Allardyce told Sky Sports: "If he can reproduce the form he has shown in Germany, then we're looking forward to him playing here.
"The lad is committed. He wants to play in the Premier League, and we're going to give him the chance."
Big Sam has a track record (with Bolton Wanderers) of picking up the strays that no one else wanted and Basturk is someone that he hopes proves to be the latest one.
He added: "I hope he is one of those gems I used to find at the old club down the road (Bolton) because he certainly has the quality and ability.
"What we've got is someone who has been cast off at the club he was at, and he wants to test his ability in the Premier League.
"I've had many of those so-called mercenaries in the past like Jay-Jay Okocha, Youri Djorkaeff, Fernando Hierro, Ivan Campo, Bruno N'Gotty, Stelios Giannakopoulos, and they've all been outstandingly good players in the Premier League."
One thing that is certain about the Turkish midfielder is he does have the ability and has shown this on the club and International stage, however, Big Sam isn't going to throw him straight into the fold he'll do this gradually in the coming weeks at first. Personally I think that Basturk will do a superb job for Rovers!!
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