Carlo Ancelotti is right to seek to sell Cenk Tosun on the summer transfer market, should the forward return to Everton after a loan spell with Besiktas.
What is the word?
According to Liverpool Echo, Tosun is one of a handful of players facing an uncertain future at Goodison Park with Everton ready to listen to offers from the Turkey international.
The Blues are not expected to part with any of their precious assets at the end of the season, as Ancelotti struggles to build on a challenge for European football.
How much should Everton sell Tosun?
Less than £ 10m
Over £ 20m
But some sales are on the cards, with Moise Kean, Bernard and Tosun potentially available if there is significant interest in the trio.
Everton are said to be looking to use funds raised since Kean’s departure to fund Ancelotti’s efforts to sign a handful of reinforcements, while the exits of Bernard and Tosun would wipe out a significant chunk of the club’s payroll.
The Toffees are also due to part ways with Theo Walcott and Yannick Bolasie at the end of the season, when their respective contracts of £ 100,000 and £ 75,000 per week expire.
Bernard is the highest earner at Goodison Park on a £ 120,000 p / w contract, while Tosun earns £ 100,000 p / w on terms made after his £ 27million arrival from Besiktas in 2018.
Tosun is currently back in Istanbul on loan with the Black Eagles, having scored once in seven appearances under Ancelotti following his return from cruciate ligament surgery.
Should Everton sell Tosun?
Sam Allardyce was a staunch supporter of Tosun’s talents when he signed a move for the German-born center-forward in his first and only window at the helm of Goodison Park, and hailed him as “the best in the world. ‘Europe’ for the price Everton paid Besiktas.
But after scoring five goals in 14 games under the former England head coach, Tosun’s career has taken a nosedive and he has only found the back of the net six more times in 44 appearances under Marco Silva and Ancelotti.
Ancelotti was rarely willing to give Tosun a chance to improve his contribution with just one start after returning from injury, before sanctioning a half-season deal to send the 45-cap Turkey international to Besiktas on loan.
This saved Everton from having to pay Tosun to take a seat on the bench with reports that the Vodafone Park side were covering his salary, in a move that should not include loan fees.
Crystal Palace also covered Tosun’s salary while at Selhurst Park following a £ 1million loan in January 2020, although his stay in south London only lasted two months. .
In total, Tosun’s struggles for form and Roy Hodgson’s untimely Eagles return saw Everton squander £ 42.2million on the striker’s arrival, with £ 15.2million spent in this day in wages.
Tosun was at Goodison Park for 105 weeks before joining Crystal Palace on loan and spent an additional 47 weeks in Merseyside before joining Besiktas, for 152 weeks combined with Everton paying off their hugely lucrative contract.
Ancelotti is therefore right to seek to expel Tosun from Goodison Park for the last time and potentially save an additional £ 5.2million before his terms expire next summer, and is likely to hope Besiktas sees enough to enter into a permanent agreement after its loan. expired.
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