Turkey national football team
Galatasaray confirmed the signing of Turkish winger Barış Alper Yılmaz from the lower division side Ankara Keçiörengücü on July 9.
The 21-year old player inked a contract with the Lions until 2026.
"We welcome Barış Alper Yılmaz to our club and wish him a successful career with the Galatasaray jersey," Galatasaray said.
Turkey wants to end its Euro 2020 campaign on a high note when it plays Switzerland in a Group A game in Baku on June 20.
Turkey has yet to score a goal in the tournament with two losses in two games, 3-0 to Italy and 2-0 to Wales, and has lost its chances of finishing the group in the top two to advance.
Turkey expects a tough match against Italy in Friday's UEFA EURO 2020 opener in Rome, the Turkish national football team manager said on June 10.
"I expect tomorrow's match will be in a high level technically, tactically and physically," Şenol Güneş said in a pre-match press conference, referring to both teams' high concentration and challenging playing style on the pitch.
Galatasaray claimed a 2-0 away win against Gençlerbirliği on May 2 in a Turkish Süper Lig game.
Playing in Ankara's Eryaman stadium, Galatasaray's Halil Dervişoülu fired a classy long-shot to break the deadlock in the 44th minute.
The Istanbul football club doubled the gap when Emre Akbaba made a close-range finish in minute 53.
The Lions' young winger Kerem Aktürkoğlu scored a hat-trick in his team's 3-1 win against Göztepe in the Turkish Süper Lig clash on April 17.
Fousseni Diabate broke the deadlock in the eighth minute for the home side but Galatasaray came back from 1-0 down with Aktürkoğlu's two goals in the first half.
Fenerbahçe fell four points behind Beşiktaş on April 8 after a 1-1 draw against Helenex Yeni Malatyaspor in a Turkish Süper Lig match.
Fenerbahçe broke the deadlock in minute 17 when Enner Valencia scored a free-kick goal.
In minute 35, the home team equalized on a goal from left winger Mustafa Eskihellac at Yeni Malatya Stadium.