Everton signs Turkey striker Tosun from Besiktas

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Premier League side, Everton have added Cenk Tosun to their striking force after completing a £27m move for the Turkey worldwide who agreed a four-and-a-half-year contract.

Tosun moves to Everton after scoring 41 league goals in 96 appearances for Besiktas since the start of the 2014-15 season, including 20 goals last campaign.

Tosun, a 26-year-old Turkey global, won the Super Lig twice with Besiktas in 2016 and 2017.

"If the players know that statistic it won't really make any difference to their mentality to go out and try to win any way", added the Toffees boss.

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'The Tottenham game will be the first game I am available for and I'm very excited about it already'.

"Everton has really, really big names, big players". "We've had a few days' rest and are getting ready to give it our all before getting back to the Premier League the following weekend".

"I bring my skills here and everybody is going to see what kind of player I am".

Everton have until noon on Friday to register Tosun for the FA Cup tie. "He said he really wanted me here and to feel that, of course, is another big reason to come to Everton". The defender Michael Keane is expected to miss out with a foot injury suffered against Manchester United on Monday but Cenk Tosun could feature, albeit only from the bench, should he complete a proposed £27m move from Besiktas in time.

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But manager Sam Allardyce's attacking options have been bolstered, with the club having agreed a reported £25million deal with Super Lig champions Besiktas for Tosun.

"This lad looks like he is strong mentally and has a good pedigree", said Allardyce.

The Turkey worldwide has been capped 25 times for his country.

"We looked at the qualities of the player, his talent and goalscoring, and his resilience too. I do not think you can look any more than we have done and, for the price, he is the best in Europe at the moment". He has got some good movement, he's two-footed, he's not the biggest but he's efficient in the air in the box.

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