New West Bromwich Albion signing Okay Yokuslu has been granted a work permit and will fly to England on Thursday, Sky Sports News has learned.

He will train with his new teammates for the first time on Friday and is available to make his Albion debut against Tottenham on Sunday.

The deal to bring the Turkish international midfielder to The Hawthorns on loan from Spain’s Celta Vigo team was reached on the deadline day.

The 26-year-old joined the Baggies until the end of the 2020/21 campaign and was the club’s fourth signing of the January transfer window.

Yokuslu has made 12 appearances for Celta Vigo in La Liga this season, as well as two more in the Copa del Rey.

He also played five times for Turkey in 2020/21, twice facing Russia, Germany, Serbia and Croatia.

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Yokuslu, who represented Altay, Kayserispor and Trabzonspor in his home country, won 29 caps for his country, scoring a goal against Montenegro in March 2018.

West Brom sporting and technical director Luke Dowling commented on Monday: “It has been a priority since the start of the January window to build on the quality we already have in the building and in Okay we have a proven international midfielder who we believe can help us in our fight to stay in the Premier League.

“As was the case with Mbaye Diagne and Robert Snodgrass, it is important that the players who join us understand the situation we find ourselves in and are ready to fight to help us reach our goal. the decision to engage in this challenge.

“Okay, he’s a fighting midfielder who wears his heart on his sleeve.”


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