Everton manager Sam Allardyce is hoping new signing Cenk Tosun can hit the ground running after arriving from Besiktas.

Allardyce hoping for instant Tosun impact

Allardyce hoping for instant Tosun impact

The Toffees splashed out a reported £27million to sign the Turkey international on a four-and-a-half-year contract, the move going through last Friday, and he could make his debut in Saturday's trip to Tottenham Hotspur.

Everton have failed to replace Romelu Lukaku's goals since he left for Manchester United last summer but it is hoped the new arrival can continue his impressive form in the Premier League.

Tosun has scored eight goals from 16 league appearances this season and Allardyce, although not putting pressure on the 26-year-old, the forward can settle into life at Goodison Park quickly.

"I hope Cenk's part can be played instantly. But he might need some time to settle in. I am not heaping pressure on him, I am just hoping he can deliver straightaway – but if he cannot we will have to be patient," he said.

"He is an all-rounder, with good movement. He is two-footed, not the biggest but efficient in the air and in the box. He gets good space to get his head on the ball.

"We will try to break him in gently – but I do not think you can break anyone in gently in January. It is a case of get in, get your sleeves rolled up and get on with it!"