Tottenham are back in the market for long-term target Cenk Tosun according to reports from Turkey. Turkish news outlet Fanatik claims that we sent an official to watch the 26-year-old striker in a Champions League game and that we have also spoken to the player’s father.
Tosun was linked with a move to Spurs at the end of last season but neither party was able to finalise a deal and the player remained at Besiktas. The Turkish striker even said that he would only join another club once his current team gets a decent transfer fee out of him and even Crystal Palace were thought to be in the running for the striker.
The report suggests that many other clubs were keeping an eye on the versatile forward with the clubs mentioned being Manchester United, Palace, Norwich City, Bayern Munich, Nice, Roma and Newcastle United.
The clubs weren’t just there for Tosun and they were also looking at the other Besiktas stars but Tosun did his bit as he set up the only goal for the Turkish side in a 1-1 draw against FC Porto. The point confirmed Besiktas’ qualification for the next round and Tosun might not be done in the competition yet, even if he does leave the Turkish side.
That would be an incredible deal for a player who is the highest goal scorer in Champions League history for Besiktas and he should get better under a better coach. The 26-year-old has scored 10 goals and provided 3 assists for the club this season so far and his ability to play out wide or as a central striker would provide Spurs with a lot of options if he indeed does arrive at the club.
We don’t have quality cover for Harry Kane at the moment and spending €20m on a striker who can actually make a difference would not be a bad deal for both parties.