Everton have announced the signing of Turkey striker Cenk Tosun on a four-and-a-half-year deal.
The Toffees announced the deal for the Besiktas man at half-time of their FA Cup clash at local rivals Liverpool. A fee of £27million has been reported and the player – who has scored 41 goals in 96 Turkish Super Lig games since the start of the 2014-15 season – says boss Sam Allardyce was a key factor. “It feels great to be an Everton player,” Tosun said.
“I’m really happy to be here and happy that everything is done. I’m really excited to play for Everton as soon as possible. Everton is a great club with a big history and a big culture and I’m looking forward to showing the fans the kind of player I am. “I bring my skills here and everybody is going to see what kind of player I am. I believe I can be a good player in the Premier League for Everton. “The Premier League is a strong league, I know that, so my own physical strength will help me. Also I can use both feet the same and I believe I am a good striker in the box.