Besiktas considering Cenk Tosun but unwilling to pay Everton loan fees
Everton signed Cenk Tosun in January 2018 with the aim of replacing Romelu Lukaku who left for Manchester United in 2017. The Turk was seen as a dangerous poacher who had scored 111 goals in 268 matches in Turkey for Besiktas and Gaziantepspor.
In about four years in England, the striker has failed to replicate the impressive level of performance he has shown in Turkey. In 59 games played for the Toffees, he has scored just 11 goals and provided six assists, a disappointing return for a Â£ 27million investment in a striker.
Tosun is coming to the end of his contract at Goodison Park and is set to return to the Turkish league with former employer Besiktas considering the 30-year-old. Many stories have been circulated about the potential return of the Turk to Vodafone Park.
Everton should be prepared to listen to the offers in January and offload it to save money on the payroll while also hoping for minimal fees via a loan or permanent transfer. Besiktas has always wanted to reunite with Tosun and the January transfer window is Kara Kartallar a chance to close the signing and acquire his services now rather than waiting until the summer.
Besiktas strike deal with Everton forward Cenk Tosun
According to Sabah (via Sport Witness), Besiktas has made a personal deal with Tosun. The 30-year-old is seen as nowhere in Rafa Benitez’s plans as Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison continue to be top starters. Salomon Rondon serves as a backup striker with youngsters Ellis Simms and Lewis Dobbin appearing sporadically.
Tosun had been out with a ruptured kneecap for over six months and appears to be nearing the end of his cycle at Everton. The Besiktas have the advantage of being the only interested party, which gives them more power and flexibility to negotiate.
The Turkish giants plan to offer Tosun a short-term loan deal and let his current contract expire with Everton. Upon expiration, over the summer, the Turk will meet with representatives from Besiktas to discuss a long-term contract, joining him as a free agent.
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With personal terms already agreed upon, Besiktas must now negotiate with the Toffees and come to an agreement. Kara Kartallar are unwilling to offer a loan fee which might not be too good with Everton asking some sort of fee for Tosun offloading.
Negotiations have started between the two clubs and Besiktas hopes to reach an agreement soon as Tosun is already ready to move to Vodafone Arena and has personal terms agreed upon. Tosun offload will help Everton save around Â£ 1.5million in wages for the remainder of the season which would boost cash flow.
Will the Toffees manage to pocket fees on Cenk Tosun’s deal?