Besiktas have been urged to sign Everton striker Cenk Tosun in January as he fills the ‘need’ for another striker in the squad.

That’s the opinion of journalist Masis Kuyumcu, who believes the forward would help them get over their current slump.

Tosun has been heavily linked with a return to his former club over the last month or so, with his Everton contract set to expire next summer.

The Blues have not shown any desire to renew that deal, and reports in Turkey have indicated that Besiktas are keen to bring him back to the club.

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Indeed, talks were reportedly held with Everton about a move over the last international break, and the belief is that the Toffees could release Tosun on a free in January just to get his wages off the books.

Whether that happens remains to be seen, but Kuyumcu would like to see Besiktas bring Tosun back to the club for a third time.

“Think of the football team as a building,” he wrote in his column for Fotospor.

“It has columns that sustain a building and solidify it. Besiktas suffers from these problems due to the fact that they left two columns missing during the transfer window.

“A stopper who can play well and a striker of his quality when Batsuhayi is injured or suspended. The interim transfer window is an opportunity to address them.

“We need an experienced stopper like Godin. For the striker, a solid Cenk Tosun meets this need.”