Offer being ‘considered’ by Everton man as club willing to sign him in January but offer a wage cut

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Cenk Tosun has had a torrid time in England. A striker who came with the impression of being a proactive predator but the Turk has failed to live up to that reputation. He was never the answer to replace the goals of Romelu Lukau who left for Manchester United in 2017.

Tosun has played 58 games in the royal blue shirt and netted just 11 goals, a very poor return for a striker. Two horrific injuries and two loan spells later, Tosun is now heading towards his contract expiry next summer. He has recently returned after spending six months on the sidelines and finds himself plum last in the pecking order.

Everton have Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison as first choice strikers. Salomon Rondon was signed in the summer on a free transfer and acts as a backup to Calvert-Lewin, even though, he has been insipid. Youngsters Ellis Simms and Lewis Dobbin are also in the first team dynamics.

With the 30 year old’s contract running out in the summer and no desire from Everton’s side to renew Tosun’s contract, he will be free to walk out as a free agent in the summer. However, there is a club that wants to sign him in January.

Everton striker Cenk Tosun wanted by Besiktas

Besiktas want to acquire his services in January. According to Sabah via Sport Witness, Kara Kartallar plan to reinforce their squad in the striker’s position and Tosun is on their shortlist. Tosun has been linked with Besiktas earlier as well. However, the Turkish side are only willing to offer a quarter of his current salary.

Everton earns roughly €3.8 million a year at Everton and Besiktas are only ready to offer a quarter of his current wages. Besiktas have put a limit to their payments and expenditures which is why they are stringent in making offers.

The offer is being considered by the 30 year old striker. If he does take the reduced package and joins Besiktas, he may get regular playing time from January. If he stays at Everton until summer, he is likely to spend most of his time on the bench.

From Tosun’s point of view, leaving in January will allow him to get regular minutes which will be hard to come by at Goodison Park. But, if he desires a big paycheck, he can stay until the summer and look for a new club with a lucrative contract.

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