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St Mirren's Mehmet joins Turkish club Genclerbirligi

Billy Mehmet has signed for Genclerbirligi
Mehmet moves to Turkey on a two-year deal

Billy Mehmet has joined Turkish club Genclerbirligi on a two-year deal with a one-year option to extend his stay.

The St Mirren striker, 26, will move on a Bosman free transfer on 1 July when his contract expires.

Saints chairman Stewart Gilmour said: "I'm sad to see him go. Billy was a successful player for us. If he feels a move is right, we wish him well."

Genclerbirligi are also keen to sign Michael Stewart from Hearts. He arrived in Ankara on Monday morning for talks.

London-born Mehmet began his career at West Ham before being snapped up by Dunfermline in 2003. He moved west to Paisley to join the Buddies two years later and signed a contract extension with the club in February 2008.

The Republic of Ireland Under-21 cap scored the winning goal when St Mirren beat Dundee to clinch the First Division 2005/06 championship.

The imposing centre-forward made 141 starting appearances for St Mirren and 51 as a substitute, scoring 39 goals.

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