West Bromwich Albion journalist Adrian Goldberg has been sharing his thoughts on on-loan Baggies midfielder Okay Yokuslu.
This comes after Goldberg co-hosted a recent episode of Baggies-themed podcast The Liquidator alongside fellow Baggies pundit Chris Lepkowski where the pair spoke about a variety of topics concerning the club, including their 3-1 defeat against Leeds United on the final day of the season.
On the subject of Yokuslu, who joined the Midlands club on loan during the previous January transfer window, Goldberg had this to say about the midfielder. (9:05)
He said: “The one player that [Sam] Allardyce brought in, who has improved the team and who you could see being a Premier League player is Yokuslu.
“I’d love to see him at the Albion next season don’t get me wrong, I think he’d be brilliant in the Championship, but even he has got a job to prove that he is a Premier League footballer.”
Since arriving at The Hawthorns from Spanish club Celta Vigo, the 27-year-old, who is currently valued at £4.5 million, made 16 appearances in the Premier League in which he managed to provide one assist during their 3-0 win over Southampton in April (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Adrian Goldberg’s comments on Yokuslu…
Given how Yokuslu ended the season as West Brom’s joint-highest rated player alongside Matheus Pereira with an overall season rating of 6.96/10, despite him only being a part of the squad for the second half of the season, it’s understandable why Goldberg has been somewhat impressed with him and why he would like to see him stay at the club beyond his current deal.
Would you like to see West Brom sign Yokuslu permanently this summer?
In our view, if West Brom can work out a deal that would see Yokuslu stay at the club on a permanent basis, this would give them a great chance of them winning promotion back to the Premier League by the end of next season based on how well he did for them in this campaign.