Vital Football

Latest Everton FC News

Everton Confirm Tosun Capture

Everton Confirm Tosun Capture

At half time in the FA Cup tie against Liverpool earlier tonight, Everton confirmed the signing of striker Cenk Tosun.

The 26 year old Turkish international comes for a reported £27million from Besiktas.

Speaking to the Official Site manager Sam Allardyce described him as 'one of Europe's best strikers' and he was delighted to have him on board.

He's penned a deal until the summer of 2022.

'It is a massive boost for us all. He is Turkey`s number one striker and has scored goals in the Champions League and the Turkish League. I don`t think you can look any more than we have done and, for the price, this is the best in Europe at the moment. We could not have carried out any more research - we have looked at the player`s talent and goal scoring ability, which is fantastic.'

He added.

'And this lad looks like he is resilient and strong mentally, too. He has a good pedigree and is another player who is desperate to play in the Premier League. He is an all-rounder, with good movement. He is two-footed, not the biggest but efficient in the air and in the box - he gets good space to get his head on the ball. We will try to break him in gently - but I do not think you can break anyone in gently in January, it is a case of get in, get your sleeves rolled up and get on with it!'

Speaking himself after the deal was done, Tosun was determined to show 'the kind of player I am' and he was looking for success during is four and a half year deal.

'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.'

He went on to explain.

'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!'

Bloggers
Join The Vital Debate



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Friday January 5 2018
Time: 9:26PM

Login to post a comment

Best of International Football News

-

Recent Everton Articles

Walcott Leaves Arsenal For Everton

A short time ago the transfer of Theo Walcott from Arsenal to Everton was confirmed by both clubs.

Walcott Confirmation Imminent?

This afternoon it's believed that Theo Walcott has now passed his medical and agreed terms and will soon complete his switch from Arsenal to Everton.

Michael Keane To Improve Further

Everton centre half Michael Keane has vowed to show further improvement and really 'kick on' at the club when he returns from his spell on the sidelines.

Soccerex Look At Football Financial Power - 2018

The Soccerex Football Finance 100 report was released this month and English Premier League sides dominate the top ten...with a number of other Premier League and Championship clubs...

Everton Archived Articles

Vital Everton articles from

Site Journalists

Vital Everton
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Spurs MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Pickford12%
Kenny0%
Holgate11%
Jagielka0%
Martina33%
McCarthy11%
Gueye0%
Bolasie0%
Rooney0%
Sigurdsson0%
Tosun22%
Sub - Lennon11%
Sub - Calvert-Lewin0%
Sub - Schneiderlin0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Everton Results (view all)

Everton Fixtures

The Vital Football Members League