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West Brom boss Allardyce admits loan duo too pricey

West Brom boss Sam Allardyce believes they cannot afford to keep loanees Okay Yokuslu and Mbaye Diagne next season.

Yokuslu and Diagne have made a big impact since arriving on loan from Celta Vigo and Galatasaray respectively.

“The reason Okay and Mbaye came here is to show they can play in the Premier League," the boss said.

“Why else would you come? Why would you leave Galatasaray as leading goalscorer, or a side that isn't struggling against relegation in Spain.

“Why would you come to the Premier League, other than to make an impression, to say here I am, look at me. Come and get me.

“That would hopefully have been us had we stayed up. (But now) we couldn't afford them. We have to go to Championship wages now so those players are very difficult to afford."

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