Crystal Palace should try to sign Everton’s Cenk Tosun after Roy Hodgson confirmed their potential deal for Liverpool’s Dominic Solanke is off.
Crystal Palace’s shortcomings in front of goal this season have been pretty evident as they struggle in the bottom half of the Premier League table.
Recent wins against the likes of Wolves and champions Manchester City have provided their supporters with some rest bite, but for the majority, they have failed to prove their attacking worth.
Palace are the third lowest scorers in England’s top tier this season, with only 15th-placed Newcastle United and rock-bottom Huddersfield scoring less.
After the Eagles beat high-flying Wolves 2-0 in their back yard, manager Roy Hodgson confirmed to BBC Sport after the match that their proposed loan move for Liverpool forward Dominic Solanke is off.
Despite the disappointing news from a Palace perspective, the club still needs to add depth and quality to their attacking department as they should turn their attention to Everton’s Cenk Tosun.
The Turkey international has started only seven Premier League matches for Marco Silva’s side this season as he has struggled for regular game time and form.
Everton’s January 2018 signing has only found the back of the net on two occasions during this campaign but did score five goals in 14 league matches last term.
Tosun has proven that if he is provided with regular minutes on the pitch then he can, hold up the ball, be an aerial threat and find the back of the net – qualities that would suit Hodgson and Palace.