Everton have confirmed the signing of Cenk Tosun from Besiktas on a four-an-a-half year deal.
The Turkey international joins for a fee believed to be around £27million, having been at USM Finch Farm today finalising details over his personal terms.
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Tosun has enjoyed a successful first half of the season, having scored 14 goals so far, and will look to add much needed quality to Sam Allardyce’s side.
Speaking to evertontv, Tosun expressed his excitement at joining the club, and showing the fans what kind of player he is. He said;
It feels great to be an Everton player. I’m really happy to be here and happy that everything is done. I’m really excited to play for Everton as soon as possible. Everton is a great club with a big history and a big culture and I’m looking forward to showing the fans the kind of player I am.
I bring my skills here and everybody is going to see what kind of player I am. I believe I can be a good player in the Premier League for Everton. The Premier League is a strong league, I know that, so my own physical strength will help me. Also I can use both feet the same and I believe I am a good striker in the box.
I’m really looking forward to training with my teammates and getting to know them and, of course, I want to play as soon as possible. The Tottenham game will be the first game I am available for and I’m very excited about it already. I’m really excited to work with my new teammates because Everton has really, really big names, big players.
I’m excited to play with them and to learn from them as well, players like Wayne Rooney and the very good creative players we have here, too. They can help me score goals. I know the guys as I’ve always watched Everton’s games from Turkey, so I know a bit about the team already. I hope they can make a lot of assists for me!
Tosun will be available to make his debut for the club next weekend, where the Toffees will face Tottenham at Wembley Stadium.