£5m West Brom star 'agrees' personal terms for transfer exit as player 'out for weeks'

Okay Yokuşlu is the subject of interest from Turkey. Okay Yokuşlu is the subject of interest from Turkey.
Okay Yokuşlu is the subject of interest from Turkey. | Wolves via Getty Images
Reports in Turkey are hinting that a player could soon depart West Brom if a compromise is met.

West Brom midfielder Okay Yokuslu has reportedly agreed terms with Besiktas.

Turkish journalist Ertan Suzgun provided an update on the proposed transfer on Turkish TV on Tuesday (July 9) night. He said that personal terms had been agreed but that the two clubs were slightly off in their valuation of the player. 

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Appearing on Play Spor, Suzgun said: “Beşiktas reached an agreement with Okay Yokuslu. 

“If West Bromwich goes down a little and Besiktaş goes up a little, the transfer fee is okay. The final decision will be made by the coach."

Yokuslu is currently on a break after being involved with Turkey at EURO 2024. He played three games, all as a substitute as they reached the quarter-finals. 

Earlier this summer, the 30-year-old was the subject of interest from Trabzonspor, but Besiktas currently lead the race to sign him. Losing him would be a big blow given how much he played last season. Yokuslu featured heavily for the Baggies, playing in 48 games across three competitions. 

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It could be the right time to cash in on the 43-cap international however as he is out of contract in 2025. Any monies received could be reinvested back into the first team.

In other news, Grady Diangana reportedly has sustained a calf injury which will rule him out for the next few weeks. The club confirmed on Tuesday (July 9) that Diangana would be 'sidelined for weeks'. He is still expected to return to training in time for their season opener against QPR on August 10, but his preparations have been hampered.

According to the Express & Star, the 26-year-old is expected to miss all six of their pre-season matches, along with the training camp at St George's Park, which is taking place next week. Diangana enjoyed a joint career-best season last term with eight assists and seven goals, and head coach Carlos Corberan will be hoping that the Congolese international isn't sidelined for too long given his impact on the team. 

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