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Everton sign striker Cenk Tosun from Besiktas


Everton have completed the signing of Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun for a reported fee of £27m.

Tosun, 26, has left Besiktas to pen a new a four-and-a-half-year contract with the Toffees.

Everton announced the transfer at half-time in their FA Cup Merseyside derby clash with Liverpool. Tosun is scheduled to make his Blues debut when Everton play Tottenham on January 13.

After signing the deal, Tosun told EvertonTV: “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 Tottenham game will be the first game I am available for and I’m very excited about it already.’

Tosun has scored 41 goals in 96 games for Besiktas since 2014.

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