According to Sky Sports’ Rob Dorsett, West Bromwich Albion’s deal for Okay Yokuslu will end the club’s pursuit of Ainsley Maitland-Niles.
Yokuslu deal ends Maitland-Niles interest
Yokuslu has completed his medical ahead of a move to the Hawthorns as Sam Allardyce looks to add to his squad on transfer deadline day (Sky Sports).
However, that deal will put an end to the Baggies’ interest in signing Maitland-Niles on loan until the end of the campaign.
While Yokuslu may be a good player, Maitland-Niles would have perhaps been a more astute signing. The 23-year-old has plenty of Premier League experience to his name, and has experience of winning trophies with Arsenal.
Who would you rather have signed?
Valued at £16.2m (Transfermarkt), a loan deal would be the only option for the Baggies, and the Gunners starlet’s versatility could have provided a big boost to Big Sam’s squad depth.
Whether Yokuslu will prove to be the better signing remains to be seen – Allardyce will be hoping he hits the ground running at the Hawthorns.
In other news, West Brom failed in a bid for this midfielder.
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