The source says that having staved off relegation, Celta are inclined to raise funds for next season and will be unlikely to keep hold of the 21-time Turkey international, who signed from Trabzonspor last summer.
Yokuslu won two Player of the Month awards at Celta – in January and February – as he helped his side remain in the Spanish top flight, with the midfielder averaging 2.1 tackles and 1.7 clearances per game in La Liga last term according to WhoScored.
Good move for Spurs?
There is no doubting that Tottenham need another midfielder to back up what they already have. After Mousa Dembele left for China in January, the club never really replaced him and they need to do that this summer. What’s more, if Christian Eriksen leaves – or stays and gets injured – there is no-one really there who can fill the gap. Having said that, while Yokuslu would be a good addition, he is not up to Eriksen’s standard and would likely only be considered as backup in any case.
This is Futbol rating 4/10
Likely to happen?
As has been said, Spurs need midfield additions this summer and there is a high chance Yokuslu could leave if a decent offer is made, since Celta are unlikely to have the staying power to resist the cash. But there is definitely more chance of a team like the Hammers signing the enforcer, because he would be guaranteed more first-team football in a side like that. So for Spurs, probably not.
This is Futbol rating 3/10