It seems Everton striker Cenk Tosun is wanted by his German club Eintracht Frankfurt. As reported by Fussball News in Germany earlier this week the Bundesliga side are considering the Toffees striker as a potential replacement for West Ham newbie Sebastian Haller.
The player himself has now confirmed contact with Frankfurt to Wiesbadener Kurier but insists he is currently happy at Everton.
However, the chance to play for Frankfurt will undoubtedly have him considering an exit.
Forgetting the obvious lack of first-team football on offer to Tosun at Goodison Park, there are other more sentimental reasons for a move to the German side.
Tosun may be a Turkish international but he was born and raised in Germany. He came through the youth ranks at Eintracht Frankfurt and played one Bundesliga game for the club, back in 2010.
That was away from home and Tosun admitted in an interview with Everton’s official website in March this year that playing at the club’s Commerzbank Arena is a dream of his.
“It was my biggest dream to play in the Commerzbank-Arena.
“Before I went to sleep every night, I was thinking about it…
“But I was with Frankfurt at the wrong time.
“We had a lot of international strikers and it was difficult for the coach [Michael Skibbe] to let me play.”
In the same interview, Tosun spoke of his love of Germany and revealed his sister and niece still live in Frankfurt, so it is easy to see just why this deal might appeal to Tosun more than any others.
In the past, he has suggested he does not see a move to Turkey as the right move. It is fair to say, that it might be seen as a step backward following a move to England.
But heading to Germany to play with his boyhood club would be an entirely different scenario.
If Frankfurt put together a deal that Everton accept before the end of the German transfer window, it is hard to see Tosun turning down the opportunity to finally realise a boyhood dream.