It’s been a testing start to the season for Everton striker Cenk Tosun, who has barely been given a look-in, playing just 57 minutes in two substitute appearances so far for the Toffees.
Should Cenk Tosun be playing more?
However, the Turkish forward made a stellar impact in their last game, scoring a 97th-minute equaliser as Everton snatched a 1-1 draw at home to Spurs right at the death.
Despite grabbing a goal in under an hour of total playing time, it’s currently unclear whether or not Tosun is part of Marco Silva’s plans going forward – with strikers Moise Kean and Dominic Calvert-Lewin ahead of him in the pecking order.
As a result, Italian clubs Sassuolo and Lecce, according to Turkish website Sporx via Sport Witness, appear to be leading the chase to sign Tosun following his lack of game time at Goodison Park.
The striker, during his first season on Merseyside after signing in January 2018, took a while to hit the ground running but eventually found his feet – scoring five goals at the latter stages of the season to help the Toffees finish eighth.
However, despite offering glimpses of potential in spells of inconsistent game time, Tosun now finds himself playing second fiddle and chasing rare opportunities.
The Turkey international, as a result, is now sought after by the Serie A suitors – with the 28-year-old displaying his goal-scoring prowess regularly on international duty, scoring three goals in his last three games. Clearly, there is a talent in front of goal given his exploits aside from Everton, a career which has yielded 155 goals per Transfermarkt, it’s just he doesn’t appear to have fit in at all on Merseyside.
If they can get some money back in for him, perhaps those behind the scenes could put such funds towards a new marksman.
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