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Crystal Palace have chance to finally sign Cenk Tosun after 2017 miss

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Crystal Palace have chance to finally sign Cenk Tosun after 2017 miss

Crystal Palace tried to sign the talented Turkish international in 2017.

Everton are ready to sell Cenk Tosun this month. The Turkish international has struggled to establish himself during his year at Goodison Park and it appears he is surplus to requirements on Merseyside.

Of course, he nearly ended up playing for an entirely different Premier League side. In the summer transfer window of 2017 Crystal Palace were keen on the Besiktas striker.

As reported by ESPN, Palace made a €13.5 million (£12 million) bid for his services on transfer deadline day. That was rejected by Besiktas and Palace’s new boss Roy Hodgson did not get his man.

“Crystal Palace offered €13.5m on transfer deadline day.

“Had they made the bid a week earlier I would be playing in the Premier League right now. I would only leave Besiktas if I made my club money and if the circumstances are right.”


– Cenk Tosun on Crystal Palace’s failed bid

In January he headed to Everton. The Toffees spent a reported £27 million fee for the player, according to the BBC.

So now he is up for sale, surely Palace could rekindle their interest?

21st October 2018, Goodison Park, Liverpool, England; EPL Premier League Football, Everton versus Crystal Palace; Cenk Tosun of Everton scores his side’s second goal past Tomkins after 89 minutes to make the score 2-0 (photo by Alan Martin/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Hodgson must be a fan of the player and the club are hardly overrun with in-form striking talent. Tosun, who scored against Palace in October, could be a perfect solution to that problem.

Everton reportedly want £20 million for the player, according to the Liverpool Echo, which is clearly cheaper than Tosun would have been if Palace had signed him from Besiktas. If there is some wiggle room on that transfer fee, say down to £15 million, then Crystal Palace could finally get their man.

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