West Ham and Tottenham Hotspur are interested in Celta Vigo midfielder Okay Yokuslu, according to a report by Turkish Football.

Yokuslu currently plays for Celta Vigo – the same team as Maxi Gomez – and they have narrowly avoided relegation. After a successful first season in Spain, Premier League clubs have been watching Yokuslu.

Last summer, he signed a five-year contract with Celta Vigo after joining from Trabzonspor. But Celta Vigo are anticipating offers for the midfielder.

West Ham and rivals Spurs reportedly hold an interest. With a new central midfielder on West Ham’s wishlist, this story could well have some substance to it.

Who is Okay Yokuslu?

VIGO, SPAIN – MAY 04: Okay Yokuslu of RC Celta competes for the ball with Thomas Vermaelen of Barcelona during the La Liga match between RC Celta de Vigo and FC Barcelona at Abanca-Balaidos on May 4, 2019 in Vigo, Spain. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

Yokuslu was one of the Turkish Super Lig’s top-performing players before his move to Celta Vigo. And he has enjoyed an impressive first season in Spain.

Turkish Football describes the 25-year-old as:

“Yokuslu is a hard-working central midfielder who likes to get stuck in but he is not all brawn. The former Trabzonspor man has impressive technical and dribbling ability for a player of his stature. His passing has also developed since joining the La Liga side.”

The 11-cap Turkey international has played 31 games in all competitions this season, scoring twice. He stands at 6ft 3in, making him a daunting presence in the middle.

West Ham seem to have missed out on Gomez. But they could bring his Celta Vigo team-mate to East London. However, Spurs will provide competition.

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