Agent Responds To Speculation Over West Ham & Tottenham Linked La Liga Star Okay Yokuslu

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Atletico Madrid's Spanish forward Vitolo (C) falls as he challenges Celta Vigo's Spanish defender Hugo Mallo (R) and Celta Vigo's Turkish midfielder Okay Yokuslu (L) during the Spanish league football match between Club Atletico de Madrid and RC Celta de Vigo at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid on April 13, 2019. (Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU / AFP) (Photo credit should read PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images)

Okay Yokuslu’s agent Batur Altiparmak has responded to recent transfer speculation linking the Celta Vigo star with Premier League sides Tottenham, West Ham and Super Lig outfit Galatasaray.

I spoke to Altiparmak in my latest piece for Goal: “It is natural for there to be interest after the season Okay had.

“There is interest from sides in the Premier League and La Liga but he is a Celta Vigo player and it would be wrong to mention any names right now. 

“And with regards to rumours claiming he will move to Turkey, they are false, he will be staying in Europe next season.”

Altiparmak is part of the Footalent management group who have been involved in several moves involving Turkish players to top five leagues.

The group represent Enes Unal and completed his transfer to Manchester City and Villarreal.

They were also responsible for Cengiz Under’s move to Roma and Caglar Soyuncu to Freiburg.

West Ham and Tottenham are among several sides that have been scouting Yokuslu over the course of the season.

Yokuslu is a 1.91m tall, powerful, defensive midfielder who can also play centrally and in more advanced roles.

The Hammers have actually been keeping tabs on the 25-year-old since his time at Trabzonspor.

Yokuslu was however, unable to move to the Premier League at the time due to not being eligible for a work permit.

Celta Vigo ended up signing the 1.91m tall midfielder for a bargain £5.4m [Transfermarkt] fee last summer.

The Turkey international would now be eligible to play in England as he has featured in 75 percent of games for the Turkey national team over the past two years – 21 international caps.

The Turkish international ace picked up two player of the month awards – January and
February – playing an important role in helping Celta avoid relegation this term.

The powerful midfielder has scored two goals in 30 appearances for Celta in the league this term.