West Brom transfer news: Brazil international cries in front of president to secure transfer to Baggies

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Fenerbahce's Josef de Souza (L) vies with FC Lokomotiv Moscow's Namenja Pejcinovic during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg football match between Fenerbahce and Lokomotiv Moscow at Sukru Saracoglu Stadium, in Istanbul on February 16, 2016. / AFP / STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

West Brom transfer news: Brazil international cries in front of president to secure transfer to Baggies

Brazil international midfielder Josef de Souza is nearing on a move to the Premier League’s West Bromwich Albion.

Earlier today Turkish-Football revealed that Fenerbahce accepted a £10.6 million offer for De Souza from the Baggies.

However, an initial bed from West Brom was rejected by the Istanbul based club. According to the Turkish outlet Hurriyet, De Souza cried in front of Fenerbahce president Aziz Yildirim while pleading for a move to West Brom.

The midfielder also held talks with manager Aykut Kocaman to outline his desire to leave the club.

The 28-year-old midfielder’s move to West Brom could be delayed as he does not hold an EU passport. De Souza will need to secure a work permit before playing in the Premier League.

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The Brazil international made the move to Fenerbahce from Sao Paulo back in July 2015.

Tony Pulis’ side were held to a 1-1 draw by Stoke City on Sunday. The Baggies take on the newly promoted Brighton this weekend.