According to a growing number of reports in Turkey, Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun has agreed terms over a move to Everton when the transfer window opens in January.
Tosun, a 26-year-old Turkish international, enjoyed a breakout campaign at the Vodafone Arena last season, racking up 27 goals in all competitions, including 20 goals and 5 assists in 29 league starts. He has also started out the current season in impressive fashion, having netted 13 times across all competitions.
The versatile Eintracht Frankfurt youth product can play either as the focal point of his side's attack, or on either wing, and has also notched 8 goals in 24 appearances for Turkey.
Tosun has been linked with moves to a number of Premier League sides over recent months, with Newcastle United, Everton, Tottenham and Crystal Palace having reportedly informed Besiktas of their interest.
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1 Posted 25/12/2017 at 05:23:40
2 Posted 25/12/2017 at 12:11:06
Anyone know him?
3 Posted 25/12/2017 at 12:51:26
Would prefer we concentrated efforts on Dembele, he's young skilful and has proved himself to a degree, can only get better. Cenk Tosun untried in Prem or UK, will he fit in?
Or will he be a Turkish Delight?
4 Posted 25/12/2017 at 17:52:18
5 Posted 25/12/2017 at 17:52:51
6 Posted 25/12/2017 at 18:34:47
7 Posted 25/12/2017 at 18:56:07
8 Posted 25/12/2017 at 18:59:01
YouTube videos can be deceptive, but this one shows a guy who drives hard into the box and can really get off the ground on headers.
9 Posted 25/12/2017 at 19:24:06
10 Posted 25/12/2017 at 19:37:40
11 Posted 25/12/2017 at 20:27:32
Would prefer a gamble than overpaying for Giroud, 30, to ensure a top eight finish.
I was thinking of Dembele but if you can't keep your form in Scotland, what chance here? Again, don't overpay.
12 Posted 25/12/2017 at 20:50:04
13 Posted 25/12/2017 at 21:09:31
14 Posted 25/12/2017 at 21:11:08
NUTS N COKE
15 Posted 25/12/2017 at 21:15:28
16 Posted 25/12/2017 at 21:45:33
Mind you he thinks the same as me in that he's not the greatest. There must be someone out there better than him?
17 Posted 25/12/2017 at 21:55:06
Some nice moves, though! But would be untried at Premier League level, of course. Anyone know who his national goals came against?
Rumors have had it that Turkish clubs wanted Niasse for years before this season, so who knows what works over there... (Well, we didn't know Niasse the non-flop until this season...)
Good potential, and if he translates that into Premier League accomplishments, he'd be a good signing! Nothing is guaranteed, though. Salah sucked, went to Italy, then he's been kinda wow after that lot got him back!
18 Posted 26/12/2017 at 00:53:15
19 Posted 26/12/2017 at 05:25:06
Although having seen the YouTube videos, which can make a Carthorse look like a Racehorse, he seems to have produced for different sides, so hopefully not a one-trick Carthorse.
John Keating, the reports are saying Dembele is being let go by Celtic, because he has lost that touch in front of goal; could only be temporary, or a motivational thing. As far as I know, the goals are the same size in England as they are in Scotland, possibly still worth a serious look, before the deal is finalised.
All players are a gamble to a degree, the old 'horses for courses' analogy. Look at Mo Salah, hate to use him as an example, but he exemplifies my point, rarely hit a barn door, or a cow's arse with a banjo, while at Chelsea!
Sandro, was pulling up small trees in Spain, and now with us, looks as though he has never seen a tree before, and a gentle breeze blows him over.
Trivia point here, from my limited knowledge of the Turkish Language, the letter C when next to a vowel, is pronounced J, so his first name is pronounced 'Jenk', but only to his blue mates!
20 Posted 26/12/2017 at 08:55:40
21 Posted 26/12/2017 at 09:01:09
22 Posted 26/12/2017 at 09:12:20
23 Posted 26/12/2017 at 10:45:16
24 Posted 26/12/2017 at 10:48:36
25 Posted 26/12/2017 at 10:51:01
We have had a few of those over the years, KONES CUNT.
That means we've wasted our money again, stupid game.
26 Posted 26/12/2017 at 10:59:14
27 Posted 26/12/2017 at 11:06:21
28 Posted 26/12/2017 at 11:07:43
29 Posted 26/12/2017 at 11:26:28
30 Posted 26/12/2017 at 11:44:16
31 Posted 26/12/2017 at 12:28:03
Tosun has a great record the last season and a half. He looks a good all round striker but reminds a little James Beattie, jack of all but master of none.
32 Posted 26/12/2017 at 13:23:38
33 Posted 26/12/2017 at 13:29:31
34 Posted 26/12/2017 at 13:34:52
35 Posted 26/12/2017 at 14:00:50
Told yer all months ago... real fucking quality, this lad... he will light up Goodison!
Check out YouTube folks... enjoy.
36 Posted 26/12/2017 at 18:36:45
37 Posted 26/12/2017 at 18:40:12
38 Posted 26/12/2017 at 22:33:39
39 Posted 27/12/2017 at 09:41:05
40 Posted 27/12/2017 at 09:44:24
Stats can be misleading but at this stage we need a goal threat. I confess I don't know anything about this guy except for the stats in Turkey.
41 Posted 27/12/2017 at 10:26:23
Or are them rumours about Dembele true, 㿀-27 million touted, Brenda then saying it'll take a huge bid...for someone I personally liked yet struggling in the Highlands Pub Division 2 league. We'll have to see...
42 Posted 27/12/2017 at 13:32:09
43 Posted 27/12/2017 at 14:11:46
44 Posted 27/12/2017 at 20:30:11
My wife is of Turkish origin and puts me right with their names Cenk means strong man and Tosun means young..
Also when you are talking Dele Alli...
It translates "Dele" = Mad Alli ðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜‚
Some things may be lost in translation so please understand.
45 Posted 27/12/2017 at 20:38:42
46 Posted 27/12/2017 at 20:40:15
47 Posted 27/12/2017 at 21:15:00
Interesting to see who stays and leaves Goodison Park next month.
48 Posted 27/12/2017 at 22:37:38
It bodes well that the business is getting done early and a deal is agreed in advance. It means lessons have been learned.
49 Posted 27/12/2017 at 23:56:03
How many seasons has it been since he was a 90-minute regular? Was he ever that at Arsenal?
These many seasons now, he's not leaving the cozy living with the gunners.
Makes a ton of dough, plays in European tournaments, Arsenal supporters like him.
Why would he leave to have to suddenly play heavy minutes for a re-building team? Said team, realizing its potential, he'll be too old to contribute anyway?
And forget the '"His chance to play for France." If that was important to him, he'd have signed with us last Summer and got all the games he needed to impress.
Nope, he's sitting pretty right where he is.
50 Posted 28/12/2017 at 07:11:43
51 Posted 28/12/2017 at 09:10:55
52 Posted 28/12/2017 at 09:25:28
53 Posted 28/12/2017 at 15:50:28
Rest easy folks... Tosun is the real deal; made up we got him... 㿅 million?... a real steal!
Ben Mee & Adam Reach next and we're good to go till season's end.
54 Posted 28/12/2017 at 17:39:50
55 Posted 28/12/2017 at 18:01:59
I seriously hope you are right, if he can get a hat trick at Anfield, assuming he plays, he's passed the test.
56 Posted 28/12/2017 at 19:19:28
57 Posted 28/12/2017 at 19:20:25
58 Posted 28/12/2017 at 19:38:52
Gotta whole new global audience with this bloke too, loved in his country, the main man up top, the Turks will be watching us with interest now!
59 Posted 28/12/2017 at 19:57:13
Dembele, I would be totally under-awed by.
60 Posted 28/12/2017 at 20:14:50
61 Posted 28/12/2017 at 22:02:45
62 Posted 29/12/2017 at 00:20:48
While we're looking at Turkish players, how about Arda Turan? And maybe something will come of Walsh's Italian holiday...
63 Posted 29/12/2017 at 15:28:08
Firstly, the negative. He is said to not be technically gifted. He was cut from Frankfurt's academy. He has improved rapidly, but that is said to be by heart than by technique. And that's the major positive with this guy. He's better than his talent.
He is said to be a hardworker, a battler, and those are the qualities than would endear him to the crowd. Whilst those are the qualities Sandro was said to bring, this lad is someone who is a bit older, has played abroad before, and should be able to settle in better.
Read this article, a Turkish observer clearly rates him, as does Alan Shearer: The New Bull of Merseyside Sure it's a gamble, but we need bodies upfront and he can also play on the wing, as part of a front three. Perhaps we leave Calvert-Lewin in as the No 9 and put Tosun in on the left until he settles and finds his feet. With Dom's current form, there will be less pressure on him to come in and make an immediate impact.
64 Posted 29/12/2017 at 18:55:49
Always hated greedy fucking Strikers... without yer team mates, you're nowhere!
Sign him up.
65 Posted 31/12/2017 at 13:01:12
Of course, many great strikers have failed in the Premier League so its by no means a given he'll succeed but I think the stage is set nicely for him. He has a chance to lead the line for a top team (certainly the biggest he will have played for) and we have been crying out for a man to lead the line. It could be a match made in (blue) heaven.
66 Posted 31/12/2017 at 15:58:05
67 Posted 01/01/2018 at 13:14:34
68 Posted 01/01/2018 at 14:37:49
69 Posted 01/01/2018 at 14:38:54
70 Posted 01/01/2018 at 14:39:16
71 Posted 01/01/2018 at 14:39:54
72 Posted 01/01/2018 at 14:55:35
73 Posted 01/01/2018 at 15:28:40
Colin knows everything. Sergi Roberto has been magnificent for us. Only joking Colin.
Happy New Year to all Evertonians.
74 Posted 01/01/2018 at 20:59:10
75 Posted 01/01/2018 at 23:52:06
76 Posted 02/01/2018 at 20:24:21
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