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Crystal Palace chief discusses possibility of signing Everton’s Cenk Tosun permanently
Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has spoken out over the possibility of the club making Cenk Tosun’s loan move permanent come the summer.
28-year-old striker Tosun made the move to Selhurst Park last month.
The Turkish international’s Eagles switch came after he had struggled to just 2 Premier League starts, and 1 goal, with Everton over the course of the opening half of the campaign.
Tosun has since, though, already managed to equal these tallies in the space of a month with Palace.
The former Besiktas man was handed starts by Roy Hodgson in meetings with both Manchester City and Southampton last month.
He also went on to find the net versus the former, during a Man of the Match display at the Etihad.
Tosun’s immediate impact at Palace was only cut short by a recent spell on the sidelines.
As such, speculation has already begun to circulate regarding the possibility of the attacker’s move to Selhurst Park being made permanent in the summer.
And, if the latest comments of Steve Parish are anything to go by, then this appears to be an option that the Palace hierarchy will take into serious consideration.
Speaking earlier today, Eagles chairman Parish explained:
‘Roy [Hodgson] felt we needed more firepower, so we took Cenk [Tosun] and we have got an option to buy him.’
‘Obviously if we had bought him for £20m or whatever, maybe that would have been a better PR story.’
‘But he is an excellent player, he is in the building and I think he will be a big help going into the next six months and I see no reason why we couldnt make that a permanent deal in the summer, if things go well for both parties.’
Quotes via the Liverpool Echo