In Focus: Cenk Tosun can provide raw firepower that Everton need in January

As reported by the Daily Mail, Everton are interested in signing Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun in the upcoming January transfer window.

What’s the story?

Of the teams in the top half of the English Premier League table, only Burnley have scored less goals this season than Everton. The Toffees have struggled to hit the back of the net after the loss of Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United and signing a long-term replacement should be seen as a priority next month.

One striker Sam Allardyce is interested in is Besiktas forward Cenk Tosun.

That’s according to the Daily Mail, who say that Everton are ready to meet the Turkish side’s £20m valuation of the in-form goalscorer.

However, they’ll face competition from Newcastle and Crystal Palace for his signature say the paper.

Ready for the Premier League

Tosun has been a key player for Besiktas this season, scoring 13 goals in 23 matches, including four in the UEFA Champions League group stage, helping his side top a group that included Porto, RB Leipzig and Monaco.

Scoring at that level would indicate he is ready to cope with the demands of the English top-flight.

He’s also not a one season wonder having scored 24 goals last term and another 15 in the season prior to that.

It’s clear he has the ruthless ability to find his way to goal and could complete Everton’s attacking line-up, with Allardyce seeking the player that can add the finishing touch to win games.