Everton signs Turkish striker Cenk Tosun
English Premier League Club Everton announced the signing of Turkish international Cenk Tosun from Besiktas late Friday, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
Announcing the new signing on their official Twitter account, the Merseyside club said: "Welcome to Everton, @CenkTosun_!"
Tosun inked the deal keeping him at the English club for the next 4.5 years, to the end of June 2022, the club said.
According to Turkish sports media, Tosun's transfer was completed in a £27 million deal, a record breaker as he became the most expensive player to be transferred from a Turkish club.
Everton's official website shared a quoted from Tosun on his transfer, “It feels great to be an Everton player,” he told EvertonTV.
“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," he was quoted by the club.
“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."
Cenk Tosun, 26, joined Besiktas from another Turkish club Gaziantepspor in July 2014 on a free transfer and scored 64 goals in 142 matches for the Istanbul side for 3.5 seasons.
The German-born Turkish forward drew the attention of European clubs thanks to his individual performance in this season's UEFA Champions League group stage as he managed to produce four goals in six Champions League matches.
Tosun helped Besiktas qualify for the Champions League Round of phase 16. The Istanbul Giants secured a top spot in Group G and became the first Turkish club to emerge undefeated from the group stages after playing against Porto, Leipzig and Monaco.
In addition, Tosun's 25-meter strike against Portuguese side Porto in the UEFA Champions League won 'Goal of the Group Stage' on Dec. 18. He received possession about 25 meters out and advanced a few paces before unleashing a right-footed rocket which defeated Porto 'keeper Iker Casillas.
During his Besiktas career, Turkish international won two back-to-back Turkish Super Lig titles in 2016 and 2017. He scored eight goals in 16 domestic league appearances in the 2017/2018 season.
Related news releases
- 15.07.2018FIFA World Cup organization in Russia was successful - committee
- 14.07.2018Belgium takes third place in World Cup after beating England 2-0
- 13.07.2018FIFA officially declares 2018 World Cup in Russia doping-free
- 12.07.2018Croatia advance to World Cup final for first time
- 10.07.2018WORLD CUP 2018: France qualifies to final after beating Belgium 1-0
- 10.07.2018Real Madrid announce they have agreed to sell football star Cristiano Ronaldo to Italy's Juventus
- 09.07.2018Cuneyt Cakir to referee England-Croatia World Cup semis
- 08.07.2018WORLD CUP 2018:Choratia advance to semifinals after beating Russia
- 07.07.2018WORLD CUP 2018: England advance to semifinals after beating Sweden 2-0
- 06.07.2018Gianluigi Buffon: Paris St-Germain complete signing of Juventus legend
- 06.07.2018World Cup: France beat Uruguay 2-0, advance to semis
- 04.07.2018FIFA World Cup: England advance to quarterfinals after beating Colombia in penalty shootout
- 03.07.2018World Cup: Belgium beats Japan 3-2 in last breath
- 02.07.2018World Cup: Brazil defeat Mexico 2-0, advance to last 8
- 01.07.2018FIFA World Cup: Uruguay advance to quarter finals after eliminating Portugal 2-1
- 30.06.2018FIFA World Cup: France eliminates Argentina 4-3, advances to quarter finals
- 28.06.2018FIFA World Cup: Colombia, Japan advance to Round 16
- 27.06.2018World Cup: Holders Germany knocked out after 2-0 defeat
- 26.06.2018FIFA World Cup 2018: Argentina beat Nigeria 2-1 to reach round of 16
- 24.06.2018FIFA fines Argentina, Croatia federations for fans’ conduct in Nizhny Novgorod
- 23.06.2018World Cup 2018: Toni Kross brings hard-fought victory for Germany against Sweden 2-1
- 23.06.2018WORLD CUP 2018: Mexico triumphs 2-1 in match against S. Korea
- 23.06.2018FIFA World Cup 2018: Switzerland Defeats Serbia 2-1
- 22.06.2018FIFA World Cup 2018: Musa earns Nigeria win over Iceland
- 22.06.2018Croatia stun Argentina with 3-0 win
- 21.06.2018World Cup: France qualifies for knockout stage
- 20.06.2018Spain scores against Iran in FIFA WC match: 1-0
- 20.06.2018Uruguay beat Saudi Arabia 1-0, Russia and Uruguay reach FIFA knockout stage
- 20.06.2018World Cup: Russia beat Egypt 3-1 in Group A
- 19.06.2018World Cup: Senegal downs Poland 2-1 in Group H
- 19.06.2018World Cup: Kane gives England 2-1 win over Tunisia
- 17.06.2018FIFA World Cup: Croatia defeat Nigeria 2-0
- 16.06.2018Denmark beat Peru 1-0 at FIFA World Cup
- 16.06.2018Ronaldo hat-trick helps Portugal draw 3-3 against Spain
- 15.06.2018Morocco own goal gives Iran second ever World Cup win
- 14.06.2018World Cup 2018: Russia beat Saudi Arabia 5-0 in opening match of tournament
- 14.06.2018Azerbaijani President attends FIFA World Cup opening ceremony in Russia
- 14.06.20182018 FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony held in Moscow - UPDATED
- 14.06.20182018 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Russia
- 14.06.2018UEFA to keep monitoring financial situations of 8 clubs
- 17.01.2018Agent says former World Cup winner Ronaldinho has retired
- 31.01.2018Football: Arsenal sign Aubameyang for record fee
- 07.02.2018Besiktas first semi-finalist of Turkish Cup
- 23.12.2017Real defeated by Barcelona
- 18.12.2017Galatasaray sacks manager Tudor upon poor performance in recent weeks
- 10.12.2017Galatasaray comeback defeat Akhisarspor