Many Everton supporters have been reacting on social media, after Sky Sports claimed Qatari side Al Gharafa are willing to make a substantial bid for Cenk Tosun.
The Turkey international has struggled for minutes under Marco Silva following the arrival of Moise Kean from Juventus, with the Portuguese head coach only awarding Tosun one outing lasting 16 minutes so far this term (TransferMarkt), coming in the Carabao Cup.
Wetzlar, Germany-born Tosun was even omitted from Silva’s matchday squad for Everton’s trip to AFC Bournemouth at the weekend, where Dominic Calvert-Lewin led the Blues’ attack before Kean replaced him in the second-half.
Sky Sports understand Al Gharafa are willing to make an official move for Tosun in the coming days, as they look to finalise their squad ahead of the Qatari transfer window closing on September 30.
The Daily Mail have also claimed that Al Gharafa are looking to formalise their approach as they want to conclude a transfer as soon as possible, while suggesting Everton are happy for Tosun to join former Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic at the Thani bin Jassim Stadium.
Tosun may also be willing to accept the Qatari side’s offer despite being reluctant to leave Everton in the summer, as his place in Turkey’s Euro 2020 squad is at stake. The 28-year-old had felt he could fight for his position under Silva.
Everton fans reacting to the reports of Al Gharafa moving for Tosun have offered a range of views on the matter, with some corners of the Goodison Park faithful open to his departure given his current predicament.
On the other side of the table, there are fans that would prefer to see Silva hand Tosun another chance to prove his worth, as the Eintracht Frankfurt product is ‘the best’ striker at the Portuguese’s disposal right now.
Silva’s preference to continue with Calvert-Lewin has also been a key take shared on social media, with Blues supporters suggesting the Sheffield United academy graduate should be the one making way.
Jokanovic was appointed as Al Gharafa’s new head coach in July, and has drawn and won his opening two Qatar Stars League fixtures.
Here are a few of the messages shared by Everton supporters, reacting to reports of Al Gharafa’s interest in Tosun…
It’s alright we have the worst striker in the league upfront starting every game – but it’s alright because he holds the ball up sometimes.
— Bradielka (@EvertonEFC1878) September 17, 2019
Might as well go as he’s not going to get a game here in front of dcl
— griffwebber (@griffwebber) September 17, 2019
Chuck DCL in for free @officiallyEvanN
— Connor Hailwood (@connorhailwood) September 17, 2019
Imo it’d be stupid to sell Cenk. He’s better than Niasse,Calvert-Lewin and at the moment he’s better than Kean. He’s the best striker at the club right now. Silva needs to give him a chance.
— Royal Blue (@RoyalBlue1878_) September 17, 2019
Why don’t they take DCL instead.
— Chris Gordon (@efcchris4) September 17, 2019
Silva should him a run of games, Calvert lewin is worse then useless, and there’s a reason juventus sold Kean.
— Martin Rock (@MartinR84979227) September 17, 2019
Give them DCL
— Ad George (@AdGeo1878) September 17, 2019
Don’t tease me now
— Jack (@_JackG22) September 17, 2019
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I wish he’d never been to Everton…
— FS (@Ferdi__SE) September 17, 2019