Everton striker Cenk Tosun has confirmed that he has no plans to rejoin Besiktas this summer, despite recent reports to the contrary.
It has been reported by numerous sources in Turkey that his former club were keen on signing him this summer. As reported by Fanatik, the Turkish side’s president Fikret Orman has held talks with Everton over a potential loan move for the player.
It would be a return for Tosun. According to a report from Sky Sports, Everton spent £27 million on the striker in January 2018.
However, even if Everton do agree to send him back to Besiktas, the player is not interested.
Speaking to beIN Sports, Tosun made it clear he does not currently have any plans on a return to Turkish football.
“I have no plans to return to Turkey.
“I want to wear play in (mainland) Europe for at least 2-3 more years.”
There is no doubt that Everton need to find a new home for Tosun before the European transfer window closes at the start of next month.
With Moise Kean, Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin all ahead of him in the pecking order, Tosun is unlikely to get any game time at Goodison Park this season.
The Sam Allardyce signing is undoubtedly better off leaving but he is more than in his right to harbor ambitions outside of a return to Turkey.
He was recently linked with a move to Eintracht Frankfurt, as reported by Wiesbadener Kurier, and it seems that is the sort of move he wants to make this summer.