Everton boss Sam Allardyce makes admission regarding transfer of £25m striker
Everton boss Sam Allardyce has admitted that the Toffees are interested in Turkey international striker Cenk Tosun.
Yesterday we reported that Everton are set to break their transfer record after agreeing a £25 million deal with Besiktas.
Speaking at the pre-match press conference – ahead of Everton’s clash with Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday – Allardyce revealed that Everton are keen to sign a new striker to replace Romelu Lukaku, who joined Manchester United over the summer.
However, the experienced manager did state that the club have a number of targets in mind.
“We are interested in him [Cenk Tosun] and many others,” Allardyce said during his press conference ahead of Everton’s trip to 18th-place Bournemouth,” Allardyce told reporters.
“We need a front man if we can find one. We will be actively looking for a front man in this window.
“I need more goals in the side than what we have at the moment.
“If we are to just maintain our position because we have started to struggle to create chances and score goals in recent matches.
“It is still one of the major problems that we have.”
Meanwhile, sources close to Besiktas have also confirmed to Turkish-Football.com that Everton have struck a four-and-a-half year deal with Cenk Tosun.
Everton have been in impressive form since the appointment of Allardyce. The Toffees are unbeaten under Allardyce and have moved up into ninth spot in the Premier League.