Everton have offered Cenk Tosun to Turkish giants Galatasaray, Besiktas and Fenerbache.
With Everton comfortable with Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin as first choice strikers, Cenk Tosun is not in Carlo Ancelotti’s plans. Apart from new arrivals, the Toffees are also pushing to clear the deadwood at the club to free up space in the squad and lighten the wage budget. In a bid to generate funds, Cenk Tosun has been offered to three Turkish clubs: Galatasaray, Fenerbache and Besiktas.
Everton have been linked to a number of players but in order to facilitate a number of signings, Marcel Brands will also have to sell some of the underperforming and incompetent players and Everton have many. One of them is Cenk Tosun. The 29 year old arrived in the Premier League in 2018 and since then has failed miserably to impress the Top Flight spectators.
The Merseysiders loaned the Turk to Crystal Palace in January but Tosun picked up a cruciate ligament injury in February, bringing a premature end to a rather extended season. The former Besiktas man is recovering after surgery and introspecting on his future. Ancelotti has conveyed it to Tiosun that he is not a part of Italian’s plans.
In fact, Everton have offered Tosun to Galatasaray, Fenerbache and Besiktas, as per Fotospor (via Sport Witness). The Turkey international is also open to a return to the Super Lig should he be promised regular first team action and his current wage demands be met. The 29 year old pockets €2 million a year at Goodison Park.
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Besiktas, his former employers, have taken the first step and asked the Toffees to personally talk with Cenk Tosun and convince him to join the Kara Kartallar. However, Besiktas wants to take him on loan instead of a permanent transfer.
Fenerbache may be next in line to make a swoop for Tosun after new sporting director Emre Belozoglu discussed a potential transfer of Tosun and Yerry Mina with Marcel Brands earlier this season.
The chances of Gala moving for Tosun are dim as they are currently stacked with big names like Radamel Falcao, Sofiane Feghouli and Ryan Babel. Adding another big name with bulky wage demands will squeeze the wage budget to extremes, something a club won’t be comfortable in doing during the pandemic era.
One thing is clear, chances of Cenk Tosun featuring next season at Goodison Park are extremely low. If not the Turkish giants, the Toffees will find some other destination for the £27 million flop striker.
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