West Brom boss Sam Allardyce is worryingly targeting a reunion with one of his most expensive flops this month, according to reports…
Sky Sports claim that the 66-year-old is keen to link up with Everton outcast Cenk Tosun before the end of the January transfer window as he bids to keep the Baggies in the Premier League.
Big Sam first brought the Turkey international to England three years ago, paying a whopping £27m to Besiktas.
After disastrous deals surrounding Charlie Austin, Kenneth Zohore and even Karlan Grant in the past 18 months alone, the last thing Albion need to do is bring in another expensive striker not fit to play in the big time.
In 54 Premier League appearances, Tosun has only bagged ten goals and there must be a reason for him playing just 15 times since the start of the 2019/20 season, via Transfermarkt.
Indeed, when those figures are broken down more, it looks far, far worse. Tosun has cost the Merseyside outfit around £4m per goal alone.
Given the worrying lack of finances at the Hawthorns right now, this isn’t something the Baggies can afford to take a punt on.
Tosun has also been described as a player who “runs with a fridge freezer on his back” by Everton fan and author John Merro, which is far from inspiring either.
Big Sam’s need for a new striker has been ramped up tenfold this week after it was confirmed that Grant would be absent for the next six weeks at least, so it’s important not to rush into a panic buy.
Signing Tosun would be exactly that. Another inexcusable error.