Everton are expected to clear the decks this summer. The Toffees have an inflated squad, especially when all their loanees return, and need to trim the fat.
One player who is often talked about as being vulnerable for the chop is Turkish striker Cenk Tosun. In fact, Calciomercato recently suggested Everton could sell him for a fee in the region of £17 million.
As reported by the BBC, the deal to sign Tosun was in the region of £27 million. Signed by Sam Allardyce the 27-year-old has struggled to find consistent form at Goodison Park. With just nine goals in 43 games, Everton are certainly right to be considering his exit.
However, the player has made it clear to TRT Spor that he currently has no intention of leaving the club.
“I’m very happy now at Everton. I have a contract for three more years. This year we couldn’t carry Everton to Europe, we came back from the bottom. Hopefully, we will succeed next year. But I’ve settled down there now.”
It is clear that Tosun sees himself helping Everton into Europe next season after coming one position short this term.
However, he has not looked up to scratch under Marco Silva. Everton will need to bring in a new striker this summer and, already, a number of names are being linked.
As for Tosun, he is highly thought of among many of the fans at Everton. Whilst his goal return has been poor Tosun is a hard worker and fans can at least get behind that. Whilst he is not the man to lead Everton into Europe, there is every chance he can still play a role at Goodison.
If Tosun wants to stick around and Everton don’t need to sell him to fund a move, the Turkish international could be a surprise hit next season.