Everton are expecting to find out in the next 24 hours whether their multi-million pound bid for Besiktas forward Cenk Tosun has been accepted.
The Toffees manager Sam Alladyce spoke publicly about the £25million transfer after his side’s 2-0 defeat at Goodison to Manchester United and admitted the countdown was on.
“We’ve done all we can, so I would presume we’ll know in the next 24 hours if it’s been successful,” said the Everton boss post-match as quoted by the Sun.
“We need a bigger goal-scoring threat. I can’t guarantee whoever we get will score goals, but I hope he does.”
This comes amidst reports that the deal was set to fall apart after the Turkish side were believed to have upped the asking price for the striker.
It is claimed that Tosun will be on a weekly salary of £145,000 should he sign for the Merseysiders.
Football Insider verdict:
Everton should do all they can to push through this transfer – even if they have to meet the fee increase of Besiktas – expect an announcement any time now. The Toffees are in desperate need of a fresh face in attack and a proven goal scorer as they have been heavily criticised for their boring style of play and lack of goal threat. This was no more true than in the defeat to United where Allardyce’s side failed to get a single shot on target. In Tosun, they would have a player who would meet their requirements. With 14 goals in 24 appearances across all competitions, the 26-year-old forward man is in prolific form and would be well suited to the Premier League.
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