Sam Allardyce has hailed Cenk Tosun’s improvement in recent weeks having finally seemingly secured their Premier League status.
The Blues finally reached the sacred 40 point mark this weekend, with a vital 2-1 win over relegation threatened Stoke City, with both goals coming from January signing Cenk Tosun.
The striker moved to the club for £27 million from Turkish club Besiktas having impressed both domestically and in the UEFA Champions League this season.
Despite his credentials, he initially struggled to adapt to life in the Premier League, but a mid season trip to the Middle East seems to have done the trick in finally getting him to integrate with his teammates and improve his fitness.
His two goals against Stoke saw him take his tally to four Premier League goals in his last three outings, leaving manager Sam Allardyce extremely happy with his purchase:
“He’s adapted much quicker than lots of front men who come from abroad into the Premier League for the first time, particularly in January.”