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West Bromwich Albion are in talks with La Liga side Celta Vigo over a move for midfielder Okay Yokuşlu.

The Baggies are in a battle to remain in the Premier League this season and no doubt manager Sam Allardyce will be exploring his options in the transfer window in order to maximise their chances of staying up.

Although defenders appear to be of priority to West Brom, Celta Vigo’s Turkish international midfielder Okay Yokuşlu is catching their eye.

Yokuşlu has earned 29 caps for his country and has played in La Liga since 2018, with Celta Vigo enjoying a good season so far as they sit 8th in the Spanish top flight.

However, the midfielder has barely been involved this campaign after falling out of favour with a previous manager and failing to impress his replacement.

The lack of game time this season has meant that Yokuşlu’s chances of being involved with the Turkey squad for the rescheduled Euro 2020 are slim – but a move to the Premier League may be the catalyst he needs if he is to be selected for the national team.

Last week the Daily Mail reported West Brom’s interest in the 26-year-old, and the player’s agent this week confirmed to news outlet AS that talks are ongoing between the two clubs over a possible switch.

Although there is still a fair way to go before any sort of agreement is reached, Celta Vigo are open to letting the ill-fancied Yokuşlu leave the club in order to reduce their wage bill, particularly as they hunt for a new striker this month.

West Brom are interested but there is still a fair bit of negotiating to be done before a deal is struck.

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