West Brom are headed towards relegation and can wave goodbye to any hopes of signing Okay Yokuslu as a result.
That is according to ex-West Brom striker Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after the Turkish international started his sixth successive game in the 1-0 defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday.
The Telegraph revealed last Wednesday revealed that West Brom are contractually entitled to slash their top earners’ salaries in half in the event of relegation.
Such an eventuality would make a deal for Yokuslu difficult, especially if big-hitters in the Premier League are interested in the midfielder.
Yokulsu joined on loan from Celta Vigo in January and has arguably been the Baggies’ standout performer since that date.
Campbell claimed that Premier League clubs will be circling and that the only hope of West Brom capturing the 27-year-old is with top-flight survival.
“I think a few Premier League clubs will be tracking him,” he told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs.
“The one thing we know is that if a player is starting to play well and is having a decent time, Premier League clubs will be interested. That’s a guarantee.
“The one thing I will say is that West Brom probably have no chance of signing him if they are relegated.”
West Brom are 10 points behind Newcastle United in 17th place and would need a spectacular run of results to ensure survival.
If they are to go down, it will be the first Premier League relegation in Sam Allardyce’s storied managerial career.