Crystal Palace had been interested in turning Cenk Tosun’s loan from Everton into a permanent deal this summer before injury cut his Selhurst Park spell short, according to a report from the Daily Express.
Tosun joined the Eagles in January after making just five Premier League appearances for the Toffees during the first-half of the campaign.
Unfortunately, he would only be able to make the same number of appearances for Palace before his season came to a premature end.
The Daily Express reports that the Turkey international damaged knee ligaments and now faces up to six months on the sidelines.
And it appears that that has forced Palace to reconsider their plans for this summer.
The Express reports that Roy Hodgson’s men were keen to keep Tosun beyond his loan. However, they are looking elsewhere with Tosun seemingly out until next season.
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It will be frustrating for Palace to miss out on a reported target. However, Everton will just as disappointed that Tosun is out for so long.
As reported by Sky Sports, Tosun cost the Toffees £27 million when he joined. Unfortunately, he has really struggled to live up to that price-tag during his time on Merseyside.
So Everton may have been hoping that his Palace loan spell may lead to a permanent sale further down the line. And it appears that that could have been the case.
But Palace are now having to look elsewhere. And Everton may now have to wait a little longer if they hope to move Tosun off the books.