Cenk Tosun to Everton deal completed
Everton have finally replaced Romelu Lukaku by completing signing of striker Cenk Tosun in £27m deal from Besiktas.
Tosun, 26, has vowed to bring goals to Everton and show fans “the kind of player I am” after the striker completed his move from Besiktas on a four-and-a-half-year contract to the end of June 2022.
Tosun is set to make his Everton debut against Tottenham on January 13.
Tosun, a 26-year-old Turkey international, won the Super Lig twice with Besiktas in 2016 and 2017. He also enjoyed previous stints with Eintracht Frankfurt and Gaziantepspor.
“It feels great to be an Everton player,” he told the club’s website. “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.
“I’m really looking forward to training with my teammates and getting to know them and, of course, I want to play as soon as possible. The Tottenham game will be the first game I am available for and I’m very excited about it already.