Former Liverpool midfielder Nuri Sahin, has given an interview to Turkish newspaper Hurriyet, and has spoken about Cenk Tosun’s recent move to Everton.

Sahin, who retired from the Turkish national team earlier this season, was asked what he thought about his former national team mate’s Cenk Tosun move to Liverpool’s local rivals Everton: “I have never seen a player who’s developed himself so well with playing in Turkey in recent years. He has improved a lot. He’s working very hard every single day as far as I know.“

“This is a good thing because I think for this specific reason, I believe he’ll become a very important player for Everton.”

“He phoned to me, we spoke about the couple of things. The first one was about how well he’ll fit at Everton. He’s a proven player. I believe he’ll achieve success at Everton.”

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“Also we talked about life in Liverpool and generally England. He liked what I said. But for only one thing, he didn’t need to bring Turkish olives all the way from Turkey, I’ll give him the address of the Turkish market in Liverpool right after this interview.”

Tosun recently sign for Everton from Besiktas in a deal which could rise to £27m. The Turkey international made his debut for the Toffees last weekend in the 4-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur, and he showed glimpses what he can bring to the team.

The 26 year old will be hoping he has more success on Merseyside than his former national teammate Sahin did with Liverpool.

The 29 year old had a six month loan spell with Liverpool, but played just seven league games.