Video: West Ham scouting target scores 20th goal in European triumph
West Ham scouting target Cenk Tosun scored his 20th goal of the season for Besiktas in their 4-1 win over Greek champions Olympiakos in the Europa League Last 16.
Turkish-Football reported that the Hammers have been keeping close tabs on Tosun and sent scouts to monitor the Turkish international against Olympiakos.
Tosun did not start the game but made an instant impact following his introduction late in the second half.
The 25-year-old dinked the ball over the Olympiakos keeper with yet another classy finish to score his sides fourth and final goal.
Anderson Talisca with his 2nd assist👏👏👏
Cenk Tosun scores just minutes after his introduction 👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/V6KyOsrBK2
— Turkish Football (@Turkish_Futbol1) March 16, 2017
The prolific goal scorer has now been involved in a goal ever other 74 minutes in the Europa League since the 2014-15 season.
Tosun is no stranger to Bilic who managed the striker during his time at Besiktas.
The powerful striker has already eclipsed last seasons tally of 17 goals.
Besiktas ended up progressing to the Europa League quarter-finals for the first time since 2003 winning the tie 5-3 on aggregate.