LIVERPOOL, England — Everton has signed Turkey striker Cenk Tosun from Besiktas.

The Premier League club said Friday the 26-year-old Tosun has joined on a 4 1/2-year deal.

Tosun scored 41 goals in 96 appearances for Besiktas since the start of 2014-15 season.

Everton manager Sam Allardyce has been looking to sign a proven scorer for the team since taking over in November.

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