Newcastle United must regret missing out on Cenk Tosun, amid Everton rumours

Besiktas' forward Cenk Tosun celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League football match FC Porto vs Beskitas JK at the Dragao stadium in Porto on September 13, 2017.

Newcastle United almost signed Cenk Tosun in the summer, but Everton have now moved for the Besiktas man.

Besiktas' Turkish forward Cenk Tosun (R) celebrates after scoring a goal next to Monaco's Italian defender Andrea Raggi during the UEFA Champions League Group G football match between...

Newcastle United could be left even more frustrated at missing out on Cenk Tosun last summer, if he completes a move to Everton.

The Guardian report that Everton will sign Tosun from Besiktas for £25 million in the January transfer window.

The Turkish international striker has attracted the interest of a number of Premier League clubs, and Everton were far from the first to identify his talents.

Cenk Tosun of Turkey heads the ball during a training session ahead of their UEFA Euro 2016 Group D match against Spain at Allianz Riviera Stadium on June 16, 2016 in Nice, France.

Newcastle were heavily linked with Tosun in the summer, as reported by the Daily Mail.

However, Newcastle refused to pay the £18 million asking price Besiktas wanted at that stage, and that seems to have been a mistake.

Besiktas' Turkish forward Cenk Tosun celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against Osmanli during the Turkish Spor Toto Super league football match between Besiktas and...

Tosun has scored regularly this term, and his price tag has now risen by £7 million.

And if Tosun hits the ground running at Everton, Newcastle are sure to regret not pushing harder to sign him when they had a chance, as having a goalscorer in their squad would have been a major boost to Rafael Benitez’s side’s survival chances.

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