Ahh transfer window, how much we’ve missed you.
The Christmas turkey has barely been digested but we’ve already had a punchy deal signed, sealed and delivered in Cenk Tosun’s move from Besiktas to Everton.
The 26-year-old Turkish international moves to England after scoring 28 goals in his last two league campaigns with Besiktas as well as catching the eye in the Champions League.
In the modern transfer climate you’d expect a highly-rated striker to go for serious money.
After all, this is the club that paid more than £40million for Gylfi Sigurdsson.
But, rather than keep the transfer fee undisclosed, Beskitas have released the full details of the move.
By the looks of it Everton have got themselves a bit of a bargain.
Everton will pay an initial fee of £19.5mil, with an extra £975,000 going to Eintracht Frankfurt.
Tosun graduated through Frankfurt’s youth academy but only made one appearance for the Bundelsiga side before moving on to Gaziantepspor.
If Everton qualify for the Champions League while Tosun is at the club they’ll pay Besiktas £650,000 while Europa League qualification will cost £445,000.
At the minute neither look particularly likely.
When Tosun plays 25 Premier League games for Everton which, injury aside, should be a given, Besiktas will be owed £445,000.
That’s the same figure Everton will pay if Tosun scores 15 league goals in a season, with 25 goals costing around £850,000.
If Tosun manages to hit the ground running then his £19.5m transfer fee will look like a brilliant bit of business by Sam Allardyce.
Cue a Jozy Altidore-style run of 30 league games without a goal.
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