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Everton line up £25m striker as January signing

30 December, 2017, 00:53 | Author: Carla Brady
  • Everton manager Sam Allardyce said he would be keen on a reunion with Sevilla’s Steven N’Zonzi. File

Multiplesources on Thursday morning have reported that the Toffees have agreed a fee of £25m to sign Turkish global striker Cenk Tosun from Besiktas.

Reports have linked Everton with a £25m move for Tosun, but Sky Sports News understands a deal has yet to be formally agreed.

Tosun scored 20 goals last season to help Besiktas win the Turkish Super Lig and he has continued that rich vein of form in front of goal this term with 13 goals, including four in the Champions League.

"I need more goals in the side than what we have at the moment".

Wayne Rooney has led the way with 11 goals this season, but was never meant to be Everton's main striker following his return from Old Trafford. If we are to just maintain our position, because we have started to struggle to create chances and score goals in recent matches.




Everton have conceded just two goals in Allardyce's six Premier League games in charge, but scored just seven ahead of today's visit to Bournemouth.

'Oumar hasn't made a regular place in the Premier League, and Calvert-Lewin is battling away but we can't rely in him week in and week out at the moment'.

"That won't always happen, so we need to strengthen in our goalscoring areas and that means new players". It's still one of the major problems we have at the Club and we can't cloud the fact we have been awarded more penalties than anyone in the Premier League, which has contributed to a massive few points over the season.

"It's in the wind", said Allardyce, when asked how close Everton were to completing the transfer. I think at some stage or other, the cautious medical staff will say I can have him. It will be a big bonus for us. In actual fact, at the end of the game, they were lucky to get a draw - it was quite a freakish game in the conditions. They've been able to get a couple of key results.

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