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Everton: Besiktas preparing move for striker Cenk Tosun

Everton: Besiktas preparing move for striker Cenk Tosun

‘Come to Beskitas!’ – the Turkish club, according to Sabah via Sport Witness, are reportedly preparing a bid to lure Everton striker Cenk Tosun back to his home country on a season-long loan. 

The Turkish forward has only played 35 minutes of the Premier League campaign so far, despite appearing regularly for his national team, with the unwanted Everton man reportedly desperate for more minutes on the pitch.

It wasn’t the brightest start to his Toffees career when he first signed back in January 2018, failing to hit the ground running in his first few months with the club before excelling with a scoring streak come the spring.

His 2018/2019 season, however, was average at best – with the 28-year-old bagging three goals and three assists in just under 25 appearances last season – as per WhoScored.com – the majority coming from the bench. To date, Tosun has bagged just nine goals for Everton in almost two years.

Now, mainly due to Everton’s £100m summer overhaul, the Turkey international finds himself competing with the likes of Moise Kean, Alex Iwobi and Calvert-Lewin for a rare starting place.

As a result, his former club Beskitas have come calling, with the forward currently weighing up options to go out on a season-long loan to regain his domestic goalscoring touch.

Erdal Torunogullari, Besiktas’ head of football, looks set to open talks with Tosun and fly out to England in the future to discuss his situation on Merseyside.

Reportedly, the pair have a close relationship after Torunogullari convinced the striker to sign with Besiktas the first time around.

And given his lack of playing time, this may be what Tosun needs to get his career back on track.

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