Having played in the Championship last season after their demotion from the Premier League, Newcastle United carved an immediate return back to the English top division under the tutelage of Rafael Benitez. The former Napoli manager guided the Magpies towards securing the Championship silverware and after their uplift, they have inked a decent start to their campaign amongst the elite clubs of the country as they have bagged 9 points from their first 5 league outings.
Benitez brought some quality players to St. James’ Park over the course of the summer transfer window like Jacob Murphy, Florian Lejeune, Christian Atsu and Joselu to name a few.
However, one of their transfer targets they failed to rope into their ranks was Besiktas forward Cenk Tosun. Tosun was linked heavily with a move to Newcastle United, but the deal failed to cross the line. But considering his calibre, he is someone who should be targeted by the Toon in the near future.
The Turkish international emerged through the youth ranks of Eintracht Frankfurt, although he couldn’t cement a place for himself in their senior side. Eventually, he started to chisel a name for himself after his move to Gaziantepspor and his fine run of form urged Besiktas to make him sign on the dotted line three seasons ago. Tosun has been a fine player for the Turkish outfit and in 3 Turkish Lig appearances this season, he has already scored a goal and registered an assist.
An intelligent operator in the final third, Tosun is an excellent attacker and is a very capable centre-forward, for he is clinical, mobile and exceptionally shrewd with his movements. He possesses raw pace in his legs, toils relentlessly up front, creates ample amount of spaces as well as chances for his teammates and has accumulated plenty of experience under his belt. Moreover, the ability to hold the ball up front is another appealing quality that he possesses.
To remain in the Premier League and challenge for better outputs, the Geordies would need more quality in their arsenal and someone like this 26-year-old perfectly fits their bill. He has the potential to spearhead any top quality side in the continent and having failed to sign him during the summer transfer window, Newcastle United should be keen to chalk a deal soon.
There are very few doubts over his potential and he is in that phase of his career where he should be particularly eyeing for new endeavours, and thus, Premier League should be an exciting option for him personally.