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Interest in Tosun from Italy and Germany

| Tuesday, 21 May 2019 27comments  |  Jump to last
Cenk Tosun reportedly has suitors in Serie A and the Bundesliga according to separate reports in Italy and his native Turkey.

Transfer gossip site, Calcio Mercato, claim that Fiorentina and Lazio have both expressed interest in the striker (although that report suggests that the Blues would be willing to sell him on the cheap for just £7m).

Meanwhile, Asist Analiz (via Sport Witness) in Turkey say that both Borussia Dortmund and Schalke (now managed by ex-Huddersfield boss, David Wagner) are tracking the 27-year-old who could be leave Goodison this summer.

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Tony Everan
1 Posted 21/05/2019 at 18:51:15
£7m is not going to cut the mustard, they will be looking to recoup a bit more than that.
Steve Ferns
2 Posted 21/05/2019 at 18:55:25
It’s got interest though Tony. Now let’s see the price rise.

On an aside, I see Wagner landed on his feet and leaves the whole Huddersfield mess unscathed.

Fran Mitchell
3 Posted 21/05/2019 at 19:05:57
£10-15 million I guess, he isn't a terrible player, just woefully unsuited to what we need. Hopefully quite a few more will follow him out the door so we can start getting on with making signings ourselves.
Derek Knox
4 Posted 21/05/2019 at 19:25:02
£7 Million does sound a bit cheap, or am I saying that because I know what he cost us? He hasn't exactly enhanced his CV or his stats during his time with us. He hasn't played that many games either.

As Steve has mentioned while there is interest from more than one Club it could elevate the price, but can't see it getting to anywhere near £15M, which would still be a big loss on our outlay.

There again it wasn't the lad's fault, he didn't set the price or the terms. I have nothing against him but he is certainly not for us, he certainly has an eye for goal but lacks speed and mobility, and wants everything on a plate.

Mike Gaynes
5 Posted 21/05/2019 at 19:26:02
Steve, yep, brilliant young manager. Great spot for him.
Steve Ferns
6 Posted 21/05/2019 at 19:33:20
Mike, dunno about 47 being young for a manager. Kendall had won all his major trophies by 1987, and was only 41. Brian Clough had won all his headline trophies by 1980 and was 45.
David Pearl
7 Posted 21/05/2019 at 19:35:09
Anyone know the true cost of Tosun? May of been some performance related payments... that haven’t been reached. I’m sure the Italian league would suit him better.
Darren Hind
8 Posted 21/05/2019 at 19:42:32
Got slaughtered on here for Dubbing him the Turkish Andy Johnson and Sandro the Spanish one.

I deserved it. Neither one of them are good enough to lace AJ`s boots

Steve Ferns
9 Posted 21/05/2019 at 19:46:30
Darren, I can see the reference to Johnson for Sandro. He was meant to have pace. But not Tosun, he's more the Turkish Alan Shearer wannabe. I think Tosun could do well for the right side, it's just not us, and it never was.
Derek Knox
10 Posted 21/05/2019 at 19:54:46
Darren, that did make me laugh there!
Darren Hind
11 Posted 21/05/2019 at 19:55:37
I meant they were all deceptive Steve. They all looked pretty quick with their piston legs, but a powerful defender would give them all a yard and still reel them in.

To think its not a year since one of the three eyed ravens on here was guaranteeing goals from Tosun

Steve Ferns
12 Posted 21/05/2019 at 20:02:59
It’s hard to gauge how people will fare in a different league. I noted before we signed Sandro, how many goals he seemed to score on the break. Racing in from the left channel and cutting in inside and thumping in from distance with his right. There was a few free kicks. What there wasn’t was highlights of tap ins, or many goals from inside the box (without first racing in from a long break).

I’m surprised that he was unable to showcase his ability with the ball as he seemed skilful carrying the ball and running at defenders.

I would hope that there’s enough of a player in there to salvage, but his subsequent failure to reboot his career in Spain casts a lot of doubt on his ability.

Brian Williams
13 Posted 21/05/2019 at 20:07:12
Jesus Steve, mentioning Tosun and Shearer in the same sentence?
That"s like mentioning Mr Bean and Lewis Hamilton together.
Shearer's one of my favourite English "centre forwards" of all (my) time.
Hated him playing against Everton, loved him playing against anyone else.
Tony Hill
14 Posted 21/05/2019 at 20:33:58
A Walsh pick, Tosun. He 's always tried his best and seemed popular with the other players. Scored some rather good goals when he first came, of course. I was looking at his goal against Brighton which was a very well-worked effort by the team, and his goal against Huddersfield away ditto. And the two goals that got us the points at Stoke.

So not all bad. I wish him well.

Benjamin Dyke
15 Posted 21/05/2019 at 21:49:10
Tosun was never gonna make it here for me. Too slow to play like Vardy, too weak to play like Deeney so what is he as a lone striker in a 4-5-1 or 4-3-3. Bad buy... I would like to see Fat Sam's bank statements from the week after the purchase.
Sam Hoare
16 Posted 21/05/2019 at 22:32:47
I was one of the people who thought he could get 15 goals for us this season. He’s a natural finisher, I think. But like a lot of players he needs confidence. He didn’t get the few goals he maybe should have in the first few games when he actually played pretty well and then went downhill from there.

I reckon he could score goals at another club where he gets a good start and is given backing.

£7m is a bargain! I’d hope to get £15m for him.

Ian Jones
17 Posted 21/05/2019 at 22:49:53
Sorry, not sure if this link will work for everyone...its a Facebook link.

Interesting comments re Tosun by Farhad Moshiri, back in Jan 2018...penny for his thoughts...


Andy Crooks
18 Posted 21/05/2019 at 23:07:06
Tosun looks like a goal hanger and I suspect they will make a comeback. Gert Muller was the ultimate goal hanger, I don't think Silva would have much time for Muller. Who is our luxury player?. They no longer exist. Tosun does not fit. He is an Allardyce man and,horrifying as the thought is, he would have been the man for Sam had Moshiri given the fat man another year.
Darren Hind
19 Posted 22/05/2019 at 05:32:26
Ahh Andy. . That's not the whole picture regarding "Der Bomber".

Your memory is not letting you down when you recall he didn't exactly embrace the ugly side of the game and chase back, but his first touch was sublime. Rght up there with any of the all time greats.

If Muller's first touch didnt end up in the back of the net, it was usually so good that his second inevitably would.
The guy went through a 3-4 year period when he seemed to have erased the word "miss" from his vocabulary.
An all time great. He'd have scored playing in any league, in any period

Tony Hill @14

You're right of course. I like that you remind us that it hasnt been all bad with Cenk. He did score some good goals and we should acknowledge that.

Another time. Another place ?

Tony Hill
20 Posted 22/05/2019 at 06:00:35
Yes, Darren, we had a song for him once. It wasn’t very good, but it was a song.

Muller was the best pure finisher I’ve ever seen.

Simon Smith
21 Posted 22/05/2019 at 08:42:24
he certainly can’t have done too badly for us as no one has offered to drive him there yet or at least to the airport
Dave Abrahams
22 Posted 22/05/2019 at 09:24:36
I don’t care who is interested in buying Tosun as long as they stay interested enough to finish the job and buy him.
Sam Hoare
23 Posted 22/05/2019 at 10:30:04
I think there are worse back up strikers than Tosun out there. He seems well liked and that he is always professional and gives his best. Ideally we'd have more of an impact player who guarantees goals but I think Tosun is a great finisher on his day. For club and country he has managed a goal or assist every 140 minutes this season, hardly scintillating but not the worst.

If someone comes in with a decent offer for him then good but I would say he is not so bad as to force us to sell him way below his value.

Matthew Williams
24 Posted 23/05/2019 at 12:12:52
Playing him with a strike partner would help... one up top does not work!
Steavey Buckley
25 Posted 24/05/2019 at 00:31:57
Don't Everton owe £7 million to Tosun's former club, Besiktas?
Steve Brown
26 Posted 24/05/2019 at 02:24:30
I understand Everton value him at around £20 million?
Joe McMahon
27 Posted 25/05/2019 at 07:21:50
Matthew @24 one up top has been a problem for Everton strikers over the years... started with Moyes and Beattie, Johnson etc — none was suited to that role.

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