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West Brom: Yokuslu deal to end Maitland-Niles pursuit

West Brom: Yokuslu deal to end Maitland-Niles pursuit - West Bromwich Albion Transfer Rumours

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).

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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?

Ainsley Maitland-Niles

Ainsley Maitland-Niles

Okay Yokuslu

Okay Yokuslu

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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