Everton unveil Tosun

Everton unveil Tosun

Everton manager Sam Allardyce says the club’s new £27m signing Cenk Tosun is “the best in Europe” at that price.

The club announced the deal during half time of their FA Cup third round tie against city rivals Liverpool, after the Turkey international agreed a four-and-a-half-year contract.

Tosun, 26, had been in London awaiting permission to complete his move.

“This lad looks like he is strong mentally and has a good pedigree,” said Allardyce.

The deal had been delayed as Tosun’s previous club Besiktas held out for more than the £25m Everton thought would be enough to seal the transfer.

Tosun has helped the Turkish side reach the last 16 of the Champions League, where they will meet Bayern Munich.

He scored 20 league goals last season as Besiktas retained their Super Lig crown, and has scored eight league goals and four in the Champions League so far this season.

Allardyce said his first signing since becoming Everton manager in November is “an all rounder with good movement”.

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