West Ham locked in race with Euro giants to sign ‘the new Busquets’ for bargain price

Okay Yokuslu Trabzonspor West Brom

West Ham United have been linked with a surprise move for Turkey international midfielder Okay Yokuslu.

Yokuslu is a defensive midfield playmaker who currently plays for Super Lig giants Trabzonspor.

Surprisingly, the transfer rumour does not derive from a Turkish outlet but instead comes from Spain. According to the popular Spanish publication AS, West Ham are locked in a race with Sevilla for Yokuslu’s signature.

Per the source, the La Liga side view Yokuslu as a replacement for Steven Nzonzi who is expected to leave this summer.

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West Ham United are also in the market for a new defensive midfielder as a long-term replacement for the ageing Mark Noble.

Yokuslu has been in impressive form for Trabzonspor this season and AS has dubbed the 23-year-old as the new ‘the new Busquets.’ 

The report goes onto state that Trabzonspor will be willing to offload the midfielder for just €7 million this summer.

West Ham are back in action this weekend when they take on Burnley FC in the Premier League.