It proved to be a disappointing start to 2018 for the Everton fans here in the Transfer Tavern as their side were battered by a Manchester United side allowed to dominate proceedings at Goodison Park. As you can imagine, the Toffees in our Tavern were crying out for a striker.
While Oumar Niasse certainly tries, it was painfully evident that Sam Allardyce and his side are lacking someone to properly lead the line. Indeed, unfortunately for our resident Evertonians, some worrying reports in that regard have emerged from the Daily Mirror.
According to their report, Everton’s pursuit of Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun has hit a stumbling block. The Turkish international had been expected to move to Goodison Park this month after a £25m agreement with his current charges was reportedly struck, though these claims suggest there could be a problem.
The Turkish giants are thought to now be asking for more money from Everton as they are frustrated in their own hunt to sign a replacement, with a fee apparently hiked up to above £27m. Now, as stated by the report, the Merseyside outfit could be ready to pull the plug.
It’s absolutely imperative that Everton get this deal over the line. Indeed, with Sam Allardyce surely under pressure to introduce a more dynamic style of play at Goodison Park, he needs it more than anybody. Considering Tosun’s record in the Champions League this season, perhaps spending big money on the Turkish star would be wise.