Turkish football fans have reacted to the news that Everton have moved a massive step closer to signing Cenk Tosun by agreeing on a fee for the Besiktas forward.
The Sun has reported that the fee is £27million but there’s no official confirmation of this.
The good news for Everton is that almost every Turkish fan thinks that Sam Allardyce has captured the real deal – a goal scorer on the domestic and international stages.
A lot of the Turkish fans have also said they are now Everton supporters too.
Here is a selection of the best tweets from fans after the news was announced:
All Besiktas fans are also Everton fans now! Go Blues!!
— Can (@LasVeintiuna) January 4, 2018
First of all you are not buy only football player, you also gain one strong character who will take respect from all competitors (include Liverpool – you will see what I mean).
We had wonderful memories with him, and we are sure you will live too.
Greetings from Beşiktaş.
— Müdafaa-i hukuk (@tearmemories) January 4, 2018
You will love him @Everton
— Ali Can Sümbül (@CrowleyatHell) January 4, 2018
Best Turkish striker in the world!
— ◇ (@ffsCenk) January 4, 2018
I can say as a Fenerbahçe supporter, you did good job ???????? He’s great striker. Till finish season will make over 12-15 goals..
— ????????FENERBAHÇE???????? (@Turksoccer) January 4, 2018
Great team player, great striker. We ll be watching closely
— Srkn (@serkan_moscow) January 4, 2018
Yes he is.
Probably, Everton will announce him in the coming days and I am sure that you'll say "Omg, what a player'' when you've watched him.
— İNÖNÜ UĞURATA ŞAHİN (@inonuugurata) January 3, 2018
Cenk is priceless
— Rakitsky (@thorondor_1903_) January 3, 2018
You've transferred not only just a great player, but also a very good person. You've also won 30 million fans.
I'm certainly sure that Cenk will meet your needs. Take care of him in there…
— İNÖNÜ UĞURATA ŞAHİN (@inonuugurata) January 4, 2018
Although most Everton supporters were positive on Twitter regarding the club’s news, there were fans that questioned the point of the transfer, pointing to the manager’s “long-ball policy” and how Tosun would benefit from that.
Bet he can't wait. 29% possession and long ball football. Playing an 8-0-2 formation. Rooney left back Sigurðsson right back. #TheBigSamWay
— Connor Brown (@Connor___James) January 4, 2018
It was earlier confirmed today by Sam Allardyce himself, that all that was left to be done in order to complete the signing of the German-born Turkish international, were personal terms and a medical.
The Toffees manager also suggested that the 26-year-old striker’s deal could be completed with enough time to register the star for Friday night’s FA Cup showdown against arch-rivals Liverpool – and what a debut that could be.
“We’ve agreed a deal and are at the stage of personal terms. Hopefully, we might be able to get him registered in time to play in the cup,” said Allardyce in The Sun.
However, Allardyce may opt to spare his new signing from what is sure to be a tense affair and instead give Tosun his debut against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Saturday.
Everton are the second-lowest scoring side in the Premier League’s top ten but with Tosun on board, they will hope to change all that.
Tosun has scored eight goals in 25 appearances for Turkey, and has eight in 16 Super Lig games this season for Besiktas.
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