Everton: 5 worst signings under Farhad Moshiri as takeover talks continue

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Cenk Tosun was another failure for Everton

4. Cenk Tosun

After the disaster of Ramirez in summer of 2017, Everton wished to repair the damage in summer of 2018 by bringing Cenk Tosun to the club. Ramirez had clearly failed and Everton in a bid to save themselves from embarrassment, splashed the cash on Tosun, signing him from Besiktas for £27 million.

Besiktas transitioned well into the side under the tutelage of Sam Allardyce, scoring five times in 14 games. However, upon Big Sam’s departure, Tosun found it increasingly difficult to make an impact and eventually failed to lead the Everton frontline.

11 goals in 61 games aren’t the numbers that can be boasted by a striker and he seemingly had a forgetful time in England. Loan spells to Crystal Palace and Besiktas did not work in Tosun’s favour as he returned to Everton with season ending injuries which further thwarted his confidence.

After recovery, Tosun was touted to return to Turkey as Everton manager Lampard had constantly overlooked him in the squad selection. Tosun’s deal with Everton expires this summer and the 31 year old will put an end to a torrid time in Merseyside.

This was one of many blunders approved by Moshiri as the whole £27 million operation felt like money going down the drain. The Toffees would’ve been able to secure a better player for that fee had they not panicked after Ramirez’s failure.