New Everton manager Sam Allardyce as earlier made it clear a proven goal scorer is his number one target for the transfer window and today announced they had agreed a fee of £27m with Turkish club Besiktas for striker Cenk Tosun and that any deal was now down to agreeing personal terms with the player.
Allardyce had named the German born, Turkish International striker as the person he thought could provide the threat up front for the Toffee’s, something they had lacked this season after failing to replace Romelu Lukaku who moved to Manchester United for a fee of £90m during the summer transfer window.
Besiktas president Fikart Orman has flown to London along with the player in order to try and reach a quick agreement between the clubs, but their value off Tosun, who has helped his side reach the final 16 of this season Champions league, slightly exceeded Everton’s top estimate of £25m which lead to small delay.
Should the toffees agree personal terms with the player, they will be looking to get him registered as soon as possible and are hopeful he could make his debut in this Friday’s FA. Cup third round clash against local rivals Liverpool.
Should Cenk Tosun sign he will be Sam Allardyce’s first signing since taking over as Everton Manager.