Cenk Tosun officially completes $36 million move to Everton

Ruben Hill
January 5, 2018

Everton have confirmed the signing of Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun.

The 26-year-old has put pen to paper on a four-and-a-half-year deal, and becomes the first signing to be made under current manager Sam Allardyce.

Tosun has been a key player for Besiktas this season and they will undoubtedly need to recruit well if they are to replace the goals that they are now set to part company with.

The move makes Tosun Turkish Super League's most expensive export to date.

The Blues appear to have increased their offer from £21.3m in order to land a much-needed goalscorer whose registration was submitted in time for him to be eligible to face Liverpool in the FA Cup tomorrow evening.

Sam ALlardyce
Allardyce has been keen to add a striker to his squad Credit Reuters

Sevilla and Valencia are likely destinations for the Spain Under-21 striker, with a move to the former potentially representing an exciting opportunity for Everton boss Sam Allardyce to do a deal for former-Stoke City midfielder Steven N'Zonzi.

Tosun represented the club for two years before leaving to Turkey to join Gaziantepspor where he played for three years before signing with the Turkish giant Besiktas. "I'm really excited to work with my new team-mates because Everton has really big names, big players". I believe I can be a good player in the Premier League for Everton.

"We can't have researched any more and can't have looked at the qualities of the player, in terms of talent and goalscoring, and also from a resilience and mentality point of view".

Everton are ninth in the league after recovering from a poor start to the season but have struggled in attack, scoring just 25 goals in 22 league games.

He is a player who is desperate to come to play in the Premier League and I like what he has done in the past as a footballer, particularly recently as he is Turkey's No 1 striker.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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