Hull City begin sensational hijack after £5m West Brom transfer twist

Hull City are reportedly trying to sign Okay Yokuslu from West Brom.Hull City are reportedly trying to sign Okay Yokuslu from West Brom.
Hull City are reportedly trying to sign Okay Yokuslu from West Brom. | AFP via Getty Images
Hull City have begun the process of hijacking a West Bromwich Albion star from Beşiktaş.

West Brom midfielder Okay Yokuşlu is reportedly the subject of an attempted transfer hijack from fellow Championship play-off chasers Hull City.

The Turkey international, recently a three-time appearance maker off the bench at UEFA EURO 2024, looked set to sign for Beşiktaş but there have been complications. The Süper Lig giants had agreed personal terms with Yokuşlu and were in advanced negotiations with West Brom, but the fee was a sticking point.

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A breakthrough could still be reached with Beşiktaş - and fellow Turkish side Trabzonspor have been in talks - but Yokuşlu’s situation still hasn’t been resolved. Hull, eager to continue their trend of signing Turks, are looking to take advantage.

Turkish publication Sport Digitale reports the Tigers have “started attempts for the transfer of Okay Yokuşlu”. It’s implied that Hull have entered initial discussions with West Brom and the player, though it’s worth stressing nothing advanced has been reported as of yet.

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Either way, the defensive midfielder looks set to leave The Hawthorns this summer after an impressive season in the Championship during which he missed just two matches. West Brom would’ve found it very difficult to achieve the top-six finish they did if it wasn’t for Yokuşlu’s efforts at the base of midfield.

Albion’s asking price has been speculated to be around the £5 million mark and the Baggies are unlikely to get in Yokuşlu’s way as the Turk only has 12 months left on his contract. This is the last opportunity to acquire a decent transfer fee, especially as a bidding war could commence.

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