Signed on a free transfer from Celta de Vigo in 2022, Okay Yokușlu has now established himself as a regular for West Bromwich Albion.

The defensive midfielder has played in the vast majority of the Baggies’ games in the Championship to date as they try and return to the Premier League under the management of Carlos Corberán.

West Brom currently sit third in the table, seven points behind Ipswich, and Yokuşlu had a chat about his time at the club, relayed by NTV Spor.

One of the questions during the interview related to a possible exit from The Hawthorns, with it believed there had been some approaches from teams in his home country, Turkey, about a return to the Süper Lig.

He said: “There was nothing official, but there were some talks. I have a contract here now and my dream of making it to the Premier League continues. I have two years left on my contract and I want to achieve this within that time frame.

“If you ask if there is Süper Lig football in my career plan, I haven’t made such a long-term plan at the moment, but my immediate goal is to get to the Premier League. We will see what will happen after that.”

Therefore, it appears there were indeed some attempts to repatriate the West Brom defensive midfielder during the summer, which he wasn’t overly keen about.

That will be great news for fans of the Baggies, who can rely on the 29-year-old until, at the very least, the end of the season.

Beyond that, it could all depend on whether West Brom do achieve that promotion Yokuşlu so desires.