Birmingham news Okay Yokuslu's key step to secure West Brom transfer explained PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - West Brom transfer news as Steve Bruce details the lengths Okay Yokuslu went to to ensure he completed an Albion return
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Okay Yokuslu was so keen to complete his West Bromwich Albion return that he'd already secured his flat before flying back to Birmingham. Yokuslu could make his second Albion debut against Watford at The Hawthorns on Monday evening, having enjoyed a personally successful loan spell previously - even if that particular campaign didn't end well for the club as a collective. It's not quite the same club Yokuslu has returned to - they're playing in a different division first and foremost, and there is a different manager at the helm - but many of his former teammates remain at the club and Bruce is eager for him to get going having completed a permanent transfer. READ: Daryl Dike reveals the Albion player who is 'doing everything' READ: Bruce's transfer need was confirmed after opening day draw Yokuslu's desire to complete the move back is clear by the fact that he'd sorted his new home in the West Midlands before heading back to complete the deal. He's also had his car shipped over from Spain, having left Celta Vigo. Yokuslu, of course, has had to play catch up in pre-season after missing the training camp in Portugal - something that wasn't a problem for fellow newbies John Swift and Jed Wallace. "That's the beauty of getting them together for four or five weeks. It helps enormously, they can come into the group. Okay being here before, he already had his flat sorted before he'd touched down in the plane," Bruce revealed. READ: Okay Yokuslu second debut lined up as Bruce offers updates on injured trio "I think that was the big advantage that we had over everybody, was that he really enjoyed it and it went well for him personally.
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. He's a good player." Fellow midfielder Jake Livermore, the club captain, was rushed back after not training for more than a week after being struck down by Covid. He completed the 90 minutes at Middlesbrough on Saturday and turned in a typically committed display, though he was quite clearly out on his feet in the closing stages. Bruce, who had worked with Livermore previously at Hull, put a large amount of trust in his skipper to rise to the occasion of the season opener at the home of a fellow promotion hopeful - and he felt he did so. "I have to say Jake did fantastically well to get through it. There were a few tired bodies which you'd expect, Jake in particular," Bruce added. "He was bed ridden on the Tuesday, I don't think he'd mind me saying with Covid, so the way he played was typical of Jake in the way we've got used to. Sometimes that can be taken for granted, by it's certainly not by me that's for sure." READ NEXT Okay Yokuslu makes early impression as Albion target more deals Albion are linked with move for Premier League goalkeeper Bruce reveals 'home truths' at half time which sparked Boro comeback Chris Wilder outlines 'different ball-park' Albion after spoils shared Bruce makes transfer admission about Swift and Wallace
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