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West Brom announce agreement for Okay Yokuslu

Big news has emerged from West Bromwich Albion today as the Baggies announced they had reached an agreement to sign Okay Yokuslu on a free transfer.

What’s the news?

In a recent Twitter post, the club proudly confirmed that the Turkey international would be arriving at the Hawthorns.

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First up in this West Brom transfer quiz, which club did the Baggies sign Alex Mowatt from?

They revealed: “We can confirm we have reached an agreement to sign @Okayokuslu on a three-year contract. Welcome home, Okay!”

Supporters will be buzzing

The 28-year-old joined Celta back in the 2018 summer transfer window from Trabzonspor. During his time with the Spanish club, the midfielder made 81 appearances in total where he scored two goals and delivered two assists.

He also completed two loan spells away from the club before terminating his contract.

Would Okay Yokuslu be an automatic starter for West Brom?

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The first of those loan spells saw him make 16 Premier League appearances with the Baggies throughout the second half of their 2020/21 season.

In those appearances, the Turk ended up winning 33 tackles in total and made more interceptions (42) than any other player in the Baggies’ squad at the time.

He also made 25 blocks, 40 clearances and 89 successful pressures during his short stint with the Midlands club.

While he ultimately saw the Baggies get relegated at the end of that season, it’s safe to say that he did have an impact on the team in terms of his defensive output.

That shows, first and foremost why supporters will be buzzing, but also why this is such a great move from the club to secure, particularly on a free transfer.

Even though West Brom only conceded 45 goals throughout their previous Championship campaign, having a player like the former Celta figure in their ranks would definitely help improve the team defensively and make them much tougher to play against.

If the player can slot into Steve Bruce’s side and pick up where he left off last time at the club, this would surely strengthen the team and give them a great boost to their chances of securing promotion back to the Premier League.

AND in other news: West Brom given green light to sign “classy” 31-goal sensation, Bruce badly needs him

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