Wolves close on midfield target as two reasons point to Molineux switch

Date published: Friday 6th August 2021 5:14 - Neil Foster


Okay Yokuslu has been left out of the Celta Vigo squad to face Wolves in Saturday’s friendly, further fuelling speculation that he is set to move to Molineux.

The 27-year-old’s three-year stint at Balaidos is nearing its conclusion. The Spanish outfit have made it clear that he will leave this summer. And an inviting price tag of just £5m means he is not short of suitors.

Leeds United were thought to hold an interest until director of football Victor Orta explained why it would not happen. Crystal Palace have also been linked in the past but the Eagles have not been mentioned in the past couple of weeks.

It was reported on Thursday that Wolves were very much still in the race for his signature. But Championship outfit Watford then appeared to enter the picture to force a two-horse English race for the Turkey international.

Marca (via Sport Witness) have now provided an update on the situation and it seems positive for Wolves. They report that the midfielder’s agent, Batur Altiparmak, has spoken with Celta officials on Friday.

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He is there to finalise details of the Turk’s exit and had ‘an offer’ to present to the club’s board. It does not mention which club is involved but adds that the player’s ‘future could be in the Premier League’.

That would appear to rule out Watford. Celta take on Bruno Lage’s charges at Molineux on Saturday as both clubs prepare for their respective new seasons.

Coach Eduardo Coudet has left Yokuslu out of his squad that has travelled to the Black Country. While it does not confirm Wolves as his next club, many things point that way.

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Fans of West Brom know all about the former Trabzonspor ace after his loan stint with the Baggies. Brought in by Sam Allardyce to try and help prevent relegation, he huffed and puffed in midfield over 16 appearances.

The Hawthorns outfit dropped to the Championship but Yokuslu proved he could do it in the Premier League. And that may well be his next destination if reports are to be believed.

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Lage had purchased four new players so far this summer while winger Francisco Trincao arrived on loan from Barcelona. However, the Portuguese tactician has yet to add to his engine room.

Yokuslu might be the man to fill the void as Marca continues that ‘all parties know’ his future is away from Celta.

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