Danny Murphy backs Everton for more signings

Danny Murphy smiles during the Fulham press conference ahead of the UEFA Europa League final match against Atletico Madrid at HSH Nordbank Arena on May 11, 2010 in Hamburg, Germany.

Everton signed Cenk Tosun for £27 million yesterday.

Sam Allardyce is seen arriving at the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on November 29, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Danny Murphy has told BBC Sport that he does not expect Cenk Tosun to be Everton's first and last signing of the January transfer window.

The Toffees wrapped up a £27 million deal (Daily Mail) for the former Besiktas star on Friday.

But Everton have been linked to a number of other high-profile players this month and Murphy expects Sam Allardyce to sign more players before the window shuts.

Sam Allardyce and Farhad Moshiri give a thumbs up to the players after the Premier League match between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on November 29, 2017 in Liverpool,...

"It's finding that balance now for Everton," he told BBC Sport.

"You don't want to be too attacking and leave yourself wide open again and go backwards – but Sam won't let that happen.

"He's good in the transfer market isn't he? I expect a couple more to come in."

If things to go plan then Tosun could be an outstanding signing for the Goodison Park side.

Sam Allardyce, Manager of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton and Huddersfield Town at Goodison Park on December 2, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

The 26-year-old managed 41 goals in 96 games for Besiktas but that doesn't quite reflect his growing prowess as one of Europe's top strikers.

Thirty six of those goals have come in the last 18 months or so, and his record of four goals in five Champions League games this season should illustrate that he isn't just prolific against Turkish sides.

Everton have struggled in a big way since losing Romelu Lukaku but hopefully for their sakes Tosun can be an apt replacement.

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