Everton’s centre-forwards have not been firing consistently this season, contributing to what has been a pretty underwhelming campaign for the Merseyside club.
And the No.9 who has probably struggled the most is Cenk Tosun with the 27-year-old recently confirming he was open to the idea of leaving Goodison Park back in January.
“I had offers from Spanish and English clubs. I told the club I am ready to go out on loan to return stronger, but they told me they needed me here,” Tosun told Sabah (via Sport Witness).
With Marco Silva continuing to put his trust in Dominic Calvert-Lewin, though, Everton may have only delayed the inevitable in regards to Tosun’s future.
And if so, here are two consequences that could follow after any potential exit.
Calvert-Lewin Becomes Silva’s Undisputed No.9
In recent weeks, Silva has turned to Calvert-Lewin, who has not disappointed the Portuguese coach.
During that period, the 22-year-old has managed to grab a few goals while his all-round centre-forward play has been good.
A Marcel Brands favourite (Liverpool Echo), if he can maintain the current form he is showing, then he could go on to nail a permanent starting XI spot once Tosun is out of the picture completely.
Cut On Spending
Everton have spent a lot of money on players who have failed to deliver such as Tosun since Farhad Moshiri entered the frame.
Making a loss on the Turkey international could prove to be the final straw and prompt the club into approaching the transfer market differently.
Brands has already hinted at the possibility of the Toffees not making a big-money move for a new No.9 (Liverpool Echo), taking into consideration the development of Calvert-Lewin.
Tosun’s failure will only give Everton’s director of football even more reason to look away from the transfer window.
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