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West Brom deal for Galatasaray striker Diagne includes ‘mandatory option’

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West Brom’s loan deal for Galatasaray striker Mbaye Diagne includes the obligation to buy.

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.”

Former Juventus prospect Diagne has hit 11 goals in 19 appearances for Gala this season and joined the club in 2019 after an impressive spell at KasimpasaDanny Drinkwater‘s new club.

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