Everton confirm Tosun signing

Everton confirm Tosun signing

Everton completed the signing of Turkish striker Cenk Tosun from Besiktas on Friday, which may go some way to ease fans' concerns hours after the Merseyside club sold midfielder Ross Barkley to Premier League rivals Chelsea.

The 26-year old, who had been in London awaiting permission to complete the move, said he was eager to be involved in Everton's next Premier League game, against Tottenham on Saturday 13 January.

In 96 appearances for Besiktas since the start of 2014/15 Tosun has scored 41 goals, more than any other player in the division in that period and has been described by Allardyce as "strong mentally with a good pedigree".

Allardyce said his first signing since becoming Everton manager in November is "an all rounder with good movement".

He had eight goals in 16 games so far this season, and added another four in the Champions League - three against Monaco and another at Porto.

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     Sam Allardyce believes Tosun will be a success in the Premier League
GETTY Sam Allardyce believes Tosun will be a success in the Premier League

'I bring my skills here and everybody is going to see what kind of player I am. He is another who has not played a league game since Allardyce replaced Koeman in charge, and with reports earlier in the campaign suggesting he was sent home from training for a perceived lack of effort, the future of the Belgium worldwide is likely to be elsewhere.

Former England worldwide Danny Murphy expects Sam Allardyce to make further additions to his Everton squad in this month's transfer window.

"The Premier League is a strong league, I know that, so my own physical strength will help me".

The Turkey worldwide has been capped 25 times for his country. Also I can use both feet the same and I believe I am a good striker in the box. He also enjoyed previous stints with Eintracht Frankfurt and Gaziantepspor.

He said he really wanted me here and to feel that, of course, is another big reason to come to Everton. But we can't have researched any more and can't have looked at the qualities of the player more, not just from a talent and goalscoring point of view but from the mentality side too.

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