Crystal Palace have signed Cenk Tosun on loan from Everton until the end of next season.

The Turkish international is the club's first signing of the transfer window and fulfils manager Roy Hodgson's desire of adding a striker to his ranks.

Palace were interested in signing the 28-year-old the summer before last before opting for Everton.

He featured for Turkey in their Euro 2016 campaign and finished as top scorer in the country's successful qualification for Euro 2020, and has now scored 16 goals from 40 international appearances.

"We're delighted to have secured Cenk's services for the remainder of this season," Crystal Palace Chairman Steve Parish said.

"We've enjoyed a great first half of the campaign and Cenk's arrival will bolster our squad as we push for a top-half Premier League finish.

"Cenk has a proven record as a goalscorer and we've admired him for some time, so I'm very pleased to welcome him to Crystal Palace."

Tosun started his career in Germany with Eintracht Frankfurt before moving to Süper Lig team, Gaziantepspor and then to Besiktas, where he made his name.

His form in Turkey was enough for Everton to shell out £27million for the forward, who went on to score 10 goals in his debut season in the Premiership.

This season he found game time hard to come by under Marco Silva and new manager Carlo Ancelotti has seemingly decided Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Mois Kean will lead the line.