Beşiktaş agree with Everton over Cenk Tosun transfer!

Updated: January 4, 2018

Beşiktaş and Everton have finally reached an agreement over the permanent transfer of Turkish International striker Cenk Tosun this January.

Rumours had been running rampant over the past two weeks, with a deal looking imminent. However, there was no sign of white smoke until yesterday when Beşiktaş president Fikret Orman departed for London where he attended the Arsenal – Chelsea match at the Emirates stadium. Fikret Orman stated he was there to conduct “incoming transfer talks and not outgoing transfers”, however it’s clear now that he was in fact there to finalize the Cenk Tosun deal (while also conducting talks for a potential replacement, with Islam Slimani and Olivier Giroud both being mentioned).

The 26-year old Beşiktaş forward is set to join Everton on a permanent basis for 27 million euros (including bonusses), a club record fee (previous record was 13 million euros for Demba Ba) and a Turkish league record (previous record 16 million euros).

Cenk Tosun’s father and agent are travelling to England today with the Turkish International soon to follow to undergo his medical examination with Everton FC.

The BBC stated earlier today that an agreement between the clubs had been reached for a total fee of 27 million pounds, however it is reported by the throughout reliable Haber1903 that the fee is actually in Euros.


We wish Cenk all the best in the next chapter of his career, we sincerely hope that he succeeds at Everton and helps them to achieve new heights. To Everton Fans, please take well care of our ‘Tosun Paşa’ and give him the support and time he may need to adjust to his new surroundings, he will pay you back ten fold. 

In name of all Beşiktaş fans, we would sincerely like to thank Cenk Tosun aka ‘Tosun Paşa’ for all his hard work, commitment and loyalty to the fans and the club. He came to Beşiktaş as a third choice striker, and leaves through the front gate as an all time record breaking transfer. Legend. 

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Kaan Bayazit

Editor-in-chief at Beşiktaş International
I've been covering Turkish football and Beşiktaş in particular for several years. Followed the Süper Lig closely for over a decade. Frequent guest on the Turkish Football Weekly podcast. I've also done various media interviews concerning Beşiktaş in many different countries, from Costa Rica to The Netherlands. Born and raised in Belgium. Editor-in-chief at Beşiktaş International since 2013.
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