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Everton will struggle to recoup £20 million for Cenk Tosun
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Everton will struggle to recoup £20 million for Cenk Tosun

Reports this weekend have suggested that Everton are ready to sell Cenk Tosun in the winter window. The Scottish Sun reports that the Turkish international is expected to leave the club in January, as Everton look to bring in Jean-Kevin Augustin from RB Leipzig as his replacement.

The report suggests that Everton are looking to recoup up to £20 million on the player. Which leads to a few questions, namely, how?

Everton spent a fee reported to be in the region of £27 million to sign the player in January. It was a fee commended by then Everton boss Sam Allardyce.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 21: Cenk Tosun of Everton celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on October 21, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Everton fans, however, were sceptical. Despite undoubted hard work and effort, Tosun is clearly not worth that sort of money. He has struggled to score goals in the Premier League and the result is Everton wanting rid.

Now they need to try and find a team willing to pay £20 million for him in January? Seems an unlikely scenario.

“We looked at the qualities of the player, his talent and goalscoring, and his resilience, too. I do not think you can look any more than we have done and, for the price, he is the best in Europe at the moment.”

– Sam Allardyce on Cenk Tosun shortly after agreeing transfer

Former club Besiktas are expected to be keen and should have money to spend. But Everton knows how quickly a player’s value can deteriorate. They took a massive £11.6 million hit on former Ajax captain Davy Klaassen after he failed to thrive at Goodison Park.

As much as Everton are hoping to recoup £20 million for the Turkish striker, it seems unlikely.

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