Okay Yokuslu has thrown himself headfirst into life at West Brom and it looks like he is making key connections on and off the field in the West Midlands.

It is not the easiest time of year to move to a new country, especially given the tough restrictions currently in place as a result of the national lockdown. But the Turkey international has made the best of an awkward situation and appears to have settled in nicely and has even struck up a close bond with fellow new recruit Mbaye Diagne.

This was proven on the pitch after he put in a colossal display against Manchester United on Sunday to guide the Baggies to a vital 1-1 draw in their fight for Premier League survival.

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As he recounted to the official West Brom club website, fitting in at The Hawthorns has been a breeze so far since his deadline-day loan switch from Celta Vigo.

He said: “From the first day, I was able to settle in easily and I feel happy. Everybody was very welcoming. It’s been easy to communicate with everyone and I am comfortable with the team.

“I have been with Mbaye Diagne a lot. He has moved next door to me. He is my new neighbour. We see each other before training and I’ve been spending time with him at training.

“We have that connection because we have both played in Turkey and I am Turkish.”

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Bright start bodes well for crucial duo

This will be music to the ears of Big Sam and Baggies everywhere.

A quick adaptation period for our new signings is absolutely crucial if we are to stand any chance of staving off Premier League relegation.

Striking up a close friendship can only be positive news as the winter window arrivals look to integrate into the set-up.

Of course, things still look rather bleak as we sit second-bottom and 12 points off Newcastle United who occupy the final survival slot.

However the battling display against Manchester United and performances of Diagne and Yokuslu have raised slim hopes of beating the drop ahead of Saturday’s monumental match at Burnley.

The Lancashire side are not out of the woods yet and a defeat on Saturday would drag them in ahead of a tough fixture list that includes North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal.

Here’s hoping that Albion’s new stars continue to star in this new-look Albion side.

In other West Brom news, see our exclusive interview with a reputable Polish journalist for the inside track on Kamil Grosicki’s expected Albion departure.


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