Everton: Sam Matterface discusses Cenk Tosun and his time at the club

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TalkSport reporter Sam Matterface has given his thoughts on Everton forward Cenk Tosun and his future at the club.

The 30-year-old Turkish international signed for Everton back in the January transfer window in 2018 for a reported fee of £27m, but it’s fair to say that he hasn’t exactly set the world alight during his time at Goodison Park. He has scored just 11 goals in 58 appearances for the Toffees during a time that was somewhat disrupted by injuries.

He’s even had to spend some time away from the club, with loan spells back at his former club Besiktas and fellow Premier League side Crystal Palace, neither of which were very successful.

He was brought up on the latest edition of the TalkSport GameDay podcast, where Matterface expressed his belief that all didn’t seem too well at Goodison Park for Tosun based on what has happened over the past few years.

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“You mentioned Cenk Tosun, I think Sam Allardyce signed him at a big cost and now they’re stuck with him and no one’s used him properly over the course of the last few years. I don’t think he really particularly wants to be there and I don’t think they want him there, either.”

TIF Thoughts on Sam Matterface’s comments on Cenk Tosun and his future at Everton…

If a transfer offer arrived for Cenk Tosun in January, would you want it accepted?

Yes, he's not that good

Yes, he's not that good

No, he's a solid player

No, he's a solid player

It does very much feel like a failed experiment when it comes to Tosun, and even though Everton did pay out quite a substantial fee for him, it might well be time for him to be cut loose from the side.

He is about to enter the final few months of his deal at the club as it expires in the summer of 2022, and although that does mean he can sign a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs once the window rolls around, Everton should be trying their best to try and get what they can out of him, difficult though that may be given his poor record both in front of goal as well as when it comes to injuries.

Even if it is just a couple of million pounds that they get, it is better than losing him for nothing as well as having to pay his wages for the few months between January and the end of the season, and with that money, they might be able to bring in someone that might be able to bring something more solid to the team.

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