The Senegalese striker’s agent, Fatih Ilek, has told Turkish media sources his client is on his way to the Midlands to answer WBA’s SOS for a proven goalscorer.
Diagne completed a medical in Istanbul yesterday and has undergone Covid tests but still needs a UK work permit in order to stand a chance of making his debut against Fulham.
The 29-year-old has agreed a loan deal until the end of the season, which could become permanent if he helps Albion stay up, after Galatasaray boss Fatih Terim gave his blessing to the move.
Ilek said: “He’s actually happy in Galatasaray but Diagne is going to England.
“This is done. He is going on loan, but there is a mandatory purchase option because Diagne does not fit into Fatih Terim’s system.”