Everton, Stoke and Tottenham are reportedly all within the signing of Besiktas defender Dusko Tosic.
Tosic joined Besiktas in 2015 and has appeared 56 occasions since for the Turkish membership, scoring 5 objectives in that point and serving to his workforce to back-to-back league titles. The 32-year-old has additionally featured 21 occasions at worldwide degree for Serbia, scoring one purpose.
The defender additionally has expertise taking part in in English soccer after his time at Portsmouth, after which on mortgage at Queens Park Rangers, in 2010. Nonetheless he by no means performed for the previous, and made simply 5 appearances for the latter earlier than he left England to return to Serbia with Crimson Star Belgrade.
In accordance with Vatan by way of HITC, new Besiktas signing Domagoj Vida is anticipated to switch Tosic, who’s more likely to transfer to England in the course of the January switch window, with the likes of Everton, Tottenham and, most not too long ago, Stoke linked with him.
Besiktas will reportedly settle for a bid within the area of round £3m, because the defender’s worth is unlikely to extend given his age.
Stoke supervisor Mark Hughes admitted that his facet have been involved in recruiting defensive reinforcements in January, particularly after the harm to captain Ryan Shawcross. Talking after Tuesday’s Huddersfield recreation, in line with Sky Sports activities, he mentioned: “W
“We now have to place sq. pegs within the spherical holes at occasions. So it’s kind of robust for the blokes on the again, however we have simply acquired to get by means of this era, get a number of again and hopefully get slightly little bit of assist in January as nicely as a result of we’re slightly bit brief. Then we’ll be OK.”