West Bromwich Albion moved too late to secure a permanent deal for midfielder Okay Yokuslu following his successful loan deal last summer.
That’s according to Faro de Vigo, who say the Baggies have now been trumped by interest from Premier League clubs in the Turkish international.
Yokuslu spent the second half of last season on loan with West Bromwich Albion, arriving in the January transfer window as Sam Allardyce looked to make his side more defensively solid.
The midfielder arrived having effectively been frozen out at Celta Vigo, and was looking to reinvent himself ahead of a summer move.
That is something he achieved, with a series of impressive performances meaning his value has risen, and there are clubs willing to take him this summer.
West Bromwich Albion were keen on a permanent deal too, say Faro de Vigo, and ‘have tried in recent weeks’ to make a move happen despite their relegation.
However, they found to their dismay that other English clubs, namely some in the Premier League, have ‘taken the lead’ on them.
These clubs are not named, but it’s stated that all that is required for a deal to happen is Yokuslu and his entourage picking his preferred destination.
At that point, negotiations with Celta will begin and presumably be wrapped up quite quickly, with all the parties keen to make it happen and little to stop it, other than West Brom looking in through the window at what could have been.