West Bromwich Albion’s chances of signing midfielder Okay Yokuslu permanently in the summer would ‘reduce to a minimum’ if they were to be relegated from the Premier League.
That’s according to Faro de Vigo, who say the midfielder could end up at another English side if his performances remain high.
Yokuslu joined West Brom on loan until the end of the season, with Sam Allardyce having targeted a defensive midfielder to stop his side from shipping goals.
He’s proven to be a big hit in his first two games, with a cameo against Tottenham followed by an impressive display in West Brom’s recent draw with Manchester United.
Baggies fans are already convinced about the 26-year-old, with some even believing that this season could have been very different had they signed him in the summer.
The hope is that they can secure him permanently at the end of the season, but Faro de Vigo say this will be entirely dependent on if the club can stay in the Premier League.
They explain the midfielder ‘shines with his own light’ at the Hawthorns and he is now one of the ‘most outstanding pieces’ at West Brom.
This has led some fans to ‘demand the continuity’ of the Turkish player, but the Baggies failed to agree a purchase option for him when they secure the loan deal.
That was largely down to Yokuslu who, while accepting his time at Celta Vigo was over, would only accept a straight loan and he ‘revalues himself as a player’.
Celta similarly wanted the player to rediscover his form as they look for a sale in the future and there is hope his performances at the Hawthorns can make that a reality.
Staying with West Brom is not entirely off the table, but at this moment in time, it is ‘complicated’ for them to avoid relegation and any demotion would ‘reduce to a minimum’ their chances of making Yokuslu’s deal permanent.
The Turkish international, however, is ‘becoming known’ in the top flight and that would make it easier for Celta to secure the transfer they and the player want.
The suggestion is that, regardless of what happens with West Brom, the player could end up staying in England if his loan move continues to be a successful one.