Everton striker Cenk Tosun is Sam Allardyce’s ‘first choice’ as he looks to improve West Brom this month.
That’s according to agent Mesrun Izzet, who says the Blues forward is ahead of Galatasaray’s Mbaye Diagne in West Brom’s thinking.
Tosun has been heavily linked with a move away from Everton this month, having barely featured under Carlo Ancelotti after Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s impressive campaign thus far.
He’s subsequently been linked with a move to West Brom, who are in the hunt for a new forward as Allardyce looks to sign someone who can score the goals to get his side away from the relegation battle.
A move for Tosun would make sense, with the striker having joined Everton when Allardyce was in charge and the manager is known to be a big fan of the player.
However, recent weeks have seen the potential transfer disappear, with it instead claimed that Allardyce had turned his attention to Galatasaray’s Diagne.
Izzet, though, insists this is not the case, and a reunion with the Everton man remains his priority in this transfer window.
“I met with Sam Allardyce, the manager of West Brom, 4 days ago,” Fanatik report him saying.
“I offered him a striker, but his first choice is Cenk Tosun because he is a former student.
“Moreover, he does not have problems adapting to the UK because he’s been there a long time.
“He’s not thinking about Diagne. Diagne is not a striker in the profile he’s looking for. Allardyce is currently in talks with three strikers. They want to get a midfielder and a stopper too.”