West Bromwich Albion have reportedly agreed a deal to sign Mbaye Diagne on an initial loan with an option to buy from Galatasaray.
Sky Sports claims that the Baggies have been given permission to speak with the 29-year-old, and a deal has been struck.
West Brom are currently making arrangements to fly Diagne into the United Kingdom as soon as possible, it is believed.
The Senegal international has been superb for the Turkish giants this season.
Diagne has scored 11 goals in 19 appearances in all competitions, including nine in 15 Superlig games.
His overall record in Turkey is nothing short of outstanding too, having also shone at Kasimpasa.
Diagne is currently on 54 goals from just 75 competitive appearances between both clubs.
The 6ft 4in ace, contracted to Galatasaray until 2023, also spent time playing for Belgium’s Club Brugge on loan last year, featuring for them in the Champions League.
As per Sky Sports, he has been playing as a lone centre-forward and is a sizeable presence up front, a very good finisher and has also shown an ability to drop deeper and link up play.
Needless to say, many Galatasaray fans really don’t want him to go, taking to social media to bemoan the seemingly imminent loss of their striker:
Mbaye Diagne is best striker in Turkish Super League . Value is 20 million €
— Kenan Sev. (@knn_knn_79) January 27, 2021
Please bro Diagne dont leave us!!!!!😫😫😫😫
— Erdals (@Erdals74823735) January 27, 2021
Galatasaray is a big fool if he sells diagne. Because he is an incredible striker who can score in any way. 😞😞😞😞
— FIRAT YİĞİT ŞAHİN (@yiitshn0) January 27, 2021
Ohhh no no nooo noo 😔😔😔 @GalatasaraySK
— İkbal Di caprio ⛥ (@scofield17i) January 27, 2021
No. I can’t believe it. We love you Diagne…
— ac.de Bruyne (@gsftsarayliyim) January 27, 2021
Diagne, we are in mourning because a good football player left Galatasaray
— KIVIRCIK HATUN (@kivircikhatunum) January 27, 2021
Galatasaray Management resigned goal scorer cannot be sold
— Muhammed Resul (@Muhamme39928286) January 27, 2021