Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly mulling over a winter transfer window move for the Turkish striker Cenk Tosun. The 26-year-old has been a constant name for the Premier League scouts and it is now being reported that Tottenham could be looking to get ahead of the competition.
According to the Daily Mail, the Lilywhites sent scouts to watch Tosun play for Turkey in the 3-0 defeat to Iceland last Friday. It wasn’t just Tottenham scouts in attendance as scouts from Arsenal and Crystal Palace too were looking at Tosun.
In fact, Palace were looking to sign him in the summer transfer window to address their problems up front. With the Eagles struggling to find a way to score and with them set to fight relegation this season, they could come back for the Turkish striker in January.
Tosun has scored four times so far this season and scored 27 times for his club Besiktas and country last season. However, he failed to impress the scouts against Iceland with the minnows running out 3-0 winners over Turkey.
Were the scouts also watching Tosun against Finland on Monday? The striker made amends to his poor performance by scoring a brace and showing a glimpse of his talent. Hopefully, the scouts were present in both the games.
Will Tottenham go for Tosun’s signature in January? Having signed Fernando Llorente on the deadline day in August, Mauricio Pochettino has enough in the tank to support Harry Kane.
However, it isn’t a coincidence that the scouts were watching Tosun against Iceland because it is being reported that they have watched him thrice this season. Tosun is contracted to the Istanbul side until the summer of 2019 and could look to make a move abroad.
Unless there is a serious injury or some unforeseen crisis between now and then, a January move for the Turkish striker looks highly unlikely. If at all he moves, it could be to Crystal Palace where the need for a striker is reaching levels of desperation.
Do you think we should go for Cenk Tosun in the winter transfer window?