Besiktas forward Cenk Tosun has spoken to Turkey’s BeinSportsHaber about his failed transfer to Crystal Palace.
The Premier League side tabled a bid for the Turkey international in the summer, but the offer came too late in the window.
Milliyet have reported on comments the 26-year old made about his proposed move to Selhurst Park in August: “About my transfer to Crystal Palace, I can say that I’m very happy the move failed. Because I get to stay at the club and I am doing very well at the moment in both the league and Champions League.”
Crystal Palace offered £12.5m to Besiktas for Tosun in the last window, but a move never materialised for the player. This bid was rejected because it came on deadline day, meaning the Turkish champions couldn’t bring in a replacement if Tosun headed to the London club.
Crystal Palace have continued to track Tosun, and they recently sent scouts to watch the player in Turkey’s last two internationals.
The Eagles were also in attendance for Besiktas’ Champions League clash with Monaco last month, and it’s expected they will again put in a bid in the next window.
However, Crystal Palace will face competition to sign Tosun with Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur also being linked with the attacker in recent weeks.