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West Brom linked with move for Premier League forward

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West Bromwich Albion are reportedly plotting a move to sign Everton striker Cenk Tosun, as Slaven Bilic looks to reshape his attack ahead of a Premier League return.

Bilic oversaw promotion at West Brom during his first season with the club, with the Baggies finishing runners-up to Leeds United after the 46 game season.

Now, focus has turned to strengthening his attack ahead of that Premier League return, with Tosun an option.

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As per Sporx, Bilic is looking to reunite with Tosun, who is a player that he previously managed during their time with Besiktas, with a fee between £7m and £9m potentially getting the deal done.

The 29-year-old joined Everton from Besiktas in January 2018 and he’s gone on to play 44 times in the Premier League, which has brought nine top-flight goals.

Back in January, there was a loan spell away from Goodison Park for Tosun, with Everton loaning the striker to Crystal Palace.

During his time in South London, Tosun managed only two starts, with a further three appearances coming from the bench.

Tosun scored once for Roy Hodgson’s side, scoring the opening goal at the Etihad Stadium as Palace drew 2-2 with Manchester City on January 18th.

The Verdict

Bilic knows Tosun well, which is a benefit for West Brom as they seemingly plot to bring the striker in.

The 29-year-old scored over 50 goals during his time in Turkey and had a good record, but he’s not really hit the heights expected of him in England.

That will be a concern for West Brom, who do need a new striker to ease the burden on Charlie Austin and Hal Robson-Kanu.

Bilic has a host of brilliant creative players and the chosen striker does get a lot of chances.

The task is finding someone capable of putting those chances away in the Premier League.

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