Everton are on the verge of completing the signing of Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun after he completed a medical at Finch Farm on Wednesday, according to a report.
The Sun claims that Tosun, 26, has agreed terms to join the Toffees ahead of the January transfer window opening next week in a mega-deal worth £25million.
It is understood that Sam Allardyce has not waited long to cure Everton’s lack of a goalscorer and has crafted out a deal to sign the Turkey international for a fee worth an initial £20million that is set to rise by a further £5million.
Now it seems that all the Blues are waiting for is for the transfer window to open before they can officially announce Tosun as an Evertonian.
Tosun has scored 13 goals in 23 appearances across all competitions for Besiktas this season, with four of those strikes coming in the Champions League group stage as the Istanbul giants surprised many by qualifying for the knock-out rounds.
Football Insider verdict
Everton have not wasted any time in finding a new striker to finally fill the void left by Romelu Lukaku when he joined Manchester United in the summer, but signing someone from the Turkish top-flight may be quite the risk. The strength of that league is nowhere near that of the Premier League and while Tosun has been doing quite well in it, England’s top-flight is much stronger where he will be playing against much tougher defences. Allardyce’s main goal for January was to surely find a striker after Ronald Koeman’s failure to do so in the summer – and that is now already done and dusted it seems.
In other Everton news, this Toffees summer signing is set to miss the entire season through injury.