Cenk Tosun reportedly admits contact with Frankfurt but is focused on Everton and injury recovery
Everton striker Cenk Tosun has been linked with an exit from the club throughout the summer and the latest team to be linked with his services is Eintracht Frankfurt.
As reported by Fussball.News earlier this week, the Bundesliga side are considering a potential deal for the Everton player this month. Tosun, who was born in Germany, actually came through the youth system at Frankfurt and played one Bundesliga game for the club in 2010.
The former Besiktas striker has struggled for consistency at Everton and the German side are said to be keen on a deal.
The player himself has even discussed the potential move. Speaking to Wiesbadener Kurier he reportedly confirmed contact with the German side over a move. However, he insisted he is happy at Everton whilst he is also still recovering from a knee problem picked up in pre-season.
“But first I want to cure my knee injury and I feel good in Everton.”
Of course, Tosun is a player Everton want to move on. The signing of Moise Kean has seen Tosun slip to third-choice striker at Everton, probably fourth considering Richarlison’s ability to play centrally.
As for Frankfurt as a location, it makes sense. The Germans need a replacement for Sebastien Haller. As reported by The Guardian, West Ham paid £45 million to sign the Frenchman earlier this summer.
The report from Wiesbadener Kurier suggests Frankfurt could only realistically conclude a loan deal for the player. Everton are believed to want a sale, so that could prove an issue.
However, it is certainly an option Everton might have to consider before the end of the Bundesliga transfer window.