In recent comments, Sam Allardyce revealed that on-loan central midfielder Okay Yokuslu is his priority transfer target for West Bromwich Albion in the summer market.
Since joining West Brom from Celta de Vigo on a five-month loan deal back in February, Yokuslu has highly impressed over his eight Premier League appearances for Allardyce’s side, making an average of 1.6 interceptions, two tackles, 2.1 clearances and winning possession 0.9 times per match, culminating in an average SofaScore match rating of 7.10 – ranking him as the Baggies’ best performer in the top flight.
And, with Celta de Vigo said to be open to selling the £31,000-per-week 27-year-old this summer, Allardyce has revealed that the midfielder is his priority target for West Brom in the upcoming transfer window.
As cited by Birmingham Live, the 66-year-old said: “Let’s talk about Okay playing for West Brom in the Premier League, because the first thing we’ll do if we stay up is sign him up, absolutely. It’ll be the first thing on the agenda – get him signed!”
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Considering just how well Yokuslu has taken to Premier League football in his short time at West Brom, it is not difficult to imagine many other top-flight sides also being keen on a move for the Turkey international come the end of the season.
And, with the Baggies currently sitting eight points behind 17th placed Newcastle United in the league standings, it would appear rather likely, at present, that West Brom will be playing their football in the Championship next season, something that would almost certainly rule them out of the race to land Yokuslu.
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