Newcastle have been interested in signing 26-year-old Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun for some time now, but there are other Premier League clubs also interested in him.
Newcastle watched the Turkish international in the 1-1 home draw to Porto on Tuesday night, and that point allowed Besiktas to qualify for the knockout stage of the Champions League for the first time in the club’s history.
And maybe the Turkish giants would now be unwilling to lose their top striker in the January transfer window?
Tottenham have been following the player for a few months, and a report in Fanatik suggested that Crystal Palace, Roma, and Nice were represented at the game in addition to Newcastle.
Cenk Tosun – Newcastle’s top target
Chelsea and Manchester United have also had scouts at Besiktas games this season although it’s not clear which player(s) they are watching.
Cenk Tosun seems like he’s Newcastle’s top target for January, and we simply must bring in at least one new striker at that time so we can score more goals.
Cenk would seem to be a good buy for around £17M and hopefully, that amount of money will be available even if Mike Ashley is still the owner.
Surely Ashley knows he has to protect his sizable investment in Newcastle, as he tries to sell the club?
We hope so because if he refuses to spend money this January, it could turn out to be perilous for Newcastle.
And we are not talking about his money being invested in January – we are talking about the club’s money in all of this.
Hopefully, Mike Ashley will know better and do the right thing in January if he is still the owner.
Tosun has scored 7 goals with 3 assist in his 17 appearances this season and looks like a good player – who can score goals.