Cenk Tosun joins Everton from Besiktas in £27m deal

Everton have completed the signing of Turkey striker Cenk Tosun from Besiktas.

Sky sources understand the fee to be £27m, with the Toffees announcing the deal for the 26-year-old at half-time of their FA Cup clash at local rivals Liverpool.

Tosun, who has scored 41 goals in 96 Turkish Super Lig games since the start of the 2014-15 season, says boss Sam Allardyce was a key factor in his decision to move to Goodison Park.

“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,” said Tosun.

For his part, Allardyce does not feel he could have done a better deal.

The Everton manager said: “This lad looks like he is strong mentally and has a good pedigree.

“He is Turkey’s No 1 striker and has scored goals in the Champions League and the Turkish League but he is desperate to play here in the Premier League.