Everton striker Cenk Tosun is keen to secure a move away from Goodison Park in the January 2020 market, unless his role in Marco Silva’s plans changes over the coming months, according to Hurriyet.
The Turkey international was omitted from the matchday squad to face AFC Bournemouth on Sunday, as Silva preferred to name Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the starting line-up while entrusting summer arrival Moise Kean with being his impact substitute (WhoScored).
German-born Tosun rejected the chance of returning to the Super Lig in favour of fighting for his place under Silva, but is yet to see his efforts rewarded, with the Blues boss only awarding the 40-cap international one 16-minute long outing so far this term (TransferMarkt), coming in the Carabao Cup.
Silva had named the Eintracht Frankfurt product on the bench against Crystal Palace, Watford and Wolverhampton Wanderers, but the Portuguese head coach looked favourably on Kean and Calvert-Lewin to be his game-changers in attack.
If the situation does not change for Tosun over the coming months, it is expected that the 6ft striker will reconsider his position at Everton and look more favourably on a change of scenery, as he is seemingly becoming frustrated at his lack of game time.
Tosun’s latest absence also came after he fired a brace for Turkey in a European qualifier tie away to Moldova during the recent international break, which took his account on the international stage to 15 goals.
The former Germany youth international only has nine goals to his name for the Blues, having broken the goal line on average once every 248.1 minutes across all competitions (TransferMarkt). Calvert-Lewin, on the other hand, has 18 in 99 senior games for Everton, which amounts to a goal every 282.8 minutes.
If Tosun has conceded that his time at Goodison Park is over, or is edging toward that verdict, Everton must be more relaxed over the transfer fee they will receive for his services, having failed to land an acceptable bid in the summer.
He may have cost the Merseyside outfit £27million in January 2018 (BBC) when he arrived from Besiktas, but his market value is nowhere near that following his struggles to leave a mark on the Premier League.
Everton were even said to be shopping his services at £20m in the summer (Liverpool Echo) as they had become willing to offload the Turkey forward if their asking price was met following discussions with Premier League sides.
A struggling English top-flight outfit may also be more willing to strike a deal around the £10m to £15m mark in the winter market if scoring goals has been what has prevented more favourable results.
As for the 2017/18 campaign, Chelsea signed Olivier Giroud from Arsenal for £18m, while the Gunners brought Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the Premier League for £56m in a window that saw Southampton lure Guido Carrillo away from AS Monaco for £19m and Brighton & Hove Albion signed Jurgen Locadia for £14m (BBC).
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