The transfer window there does not close until 30 September but the Liverpool Echo has been reporting there have been no firm bids for him and now Milliyet in Turkey are saying that the striker wants to stay at Everton until January at least.
Original Source: Milliyet via Sport Witness
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1 Posted 17/09/2019 at 16:43:34
2 Posted 17/09/2019 at 16:58:21
Weve still got Niasse up front.
3 Posted 18/09/2019 at 13:04:24
4 Posted 18/09/2019 at 14:07:26
Silva doesn't appear to favour an old fashioned # 9, so perhaps a Front Three of: Richarlison, Kean and Zaha would ruffle a few feathers with that pace.
I for one would like to see that.
5 Posted 18/09/2019 at 14:13:24
Personally I'd like to see Tosun given more time. When confident he's probably our best natural finisher and always works hard for the team. I think our chance conversion rate is among the lowest in the league currently and explains our mediocre start to the season somewhat. But if Silva's not a fan and there's a decent fee on the table then flog him and re-invest.
6 Posted 18/09/2019 at 14:52:58
The club are trying to persuade him to get some money back but I suspect he doesn't fancy it and would rather go back to Turkey.
7 Posted 18/09/2019 at 15:06:16
It's hugely frustrating that our only experienced striker is Cenk Tosun, a man clearly not trusted, rated, good enough to put pressure on Calvert-Lewin and Moise Kean.
We need a reliable experienced centre-forward in January, we were bloody careless to not sign one during the summer months.
8 Posted 18/09/2019 at 15:15:28
9 Posted 18/09/2019 at 19:56:11
10 Posted 18/09/2019 at 20:02:05
11 Posted 18/09/2019 at 20:41:13
If he does go cheap, that's down to a combination of a poor choice by Allardyce, coupled with Silva's lack of faith in the player himself.
As an aside, I really don't like to see any of our players treated badly, but some have just never really found their way at Everton... perhaps that says more about the club than we are prepared to accept?
12 Posted 18/09/2019 at 20:46:47
13 Posted 19/09/2019 at 11:51:53
The lad has proved that, given a chance in front of goal, he will invariably put it away. The thing being how many chances has he had, not many, and what service has he had in those few appearances? Plus he's expected as Calvert-Lewin is, to play the lone striker role, which neither is suited to. I won't go into whether Calvert-Lewin is a striker or not, the subject matter is Tosun.
I feel sorry for the lad, he never asked to come over here, he was hunted down by Professor Blubber, and paid an enormous fee for him, untried in the Premier League. It's not his fault that Silva will not change HIS concept of the right team, home or away, and many players are suffering for this intangibility.
For the sake of his footballing career, although allegedly he wants to stay and fight for what is probably a non-existent place, he would be better to move on, at least he would be playing regularly and getting picked for his National Team.
14 Posted 19/09/2019 at 12:09:01
He seems a nice lad and as you say, he does have the ability to get the ball in the back of the net, the problem is getting the ball to his feet. He just gets marked by centre-backs and can't get a sniff. So he drops deep and closes down. He does that well. But his passing ability is poor and so he cannot contribute in the build-up play.
He just does not have enough to be a Premier League player at a decent club that will have plenty of the ball. He would be better at a battling side that puts 10 men behind the ball and launches it long and gets crosses into the box and he can score in a scramble.
15 Posted 19/09/2019 at 13:03:32
Then again, I know he was a bit of an exception to the rule, Alan Shearer wasn't that tall, yet he scored a lot of headed goals, more about timing then, but centre-backs are getting bigger, or so it seems these days, must be something in those Pot Noodles!
16 Posted 19/09/2019 at 13:17:57
I take "speed of the game" to mean he can't keep up with how fast the ball moves, rather than his own lack of speed. It's a good point though, as it just does seem to pass him by. I just do not think he has any tools to get himself into the game, he can't run in behind, he can't drop deep, pick the ball up and run at a defence, he cannot out-muscle them, he cannot outjump them.
So, how can he get himself onto the ball to shoot from a dangerous position. He's reliant on a perfect ball to feet from midfield. That means he is not going to get many opportunities.
17 Posted 19/09/2019 at 14:08:23
He's a good box finisher but just isn't suited to our 'football style' which to be honest I'm still trying to figure out myself and I presume most of the team.
But don't worry, we have a midfield kingpin who goes by the name of Schneiderlin.
18 Posted 19/09/2019 at 19:26:15
It amazes me how we could spend so much on a player who is slow, not strong or big enough, and technically not up to this League.
19 Posted 20/09/2019 at 04:28:21
20 Posted 20/09/2019 at 06:43:22
That sounds simple but currently we only have Siggy that strikes the ball as well but from further out.
How often do Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison, Bernard, Walcott miss-hit and / or completely miss the target from inside the box. In my mind, far too often. They are not real strikers whereas I see Tosun as an out-and-out striker. It would be good to get some stats on this, ie, number and percentage of shots on target from 20 yards.
If Calvert-Lewin had Tosun's finishing or Tosun had the speed and size of Calvert-Lewin, we would have a proper player and goal threat. As it is, hope rests with Kean.
21 Posted 23/09/2019 at 22:13:08
22 Posted 26/09/2019 at 14:44:09
You touch on an interesting point which I have considered in the light of recent cries to overhaul our formation and playing staff.
It seems to me that, while we have been frustrated by seemingly inferior teams which has caused outcry among our fan base citing lack of effort, lack of cutting edge, and lack of dynamism on the part of the manager, actually we are dominating possession and getting the ball regularly and consistently to the edge of the opponents penalty box. The issue is what we do with it when we get there.
If an opponent is willing to concede possession to us with a view to defending their box with all their players, we should simply nuance what we already have which is 90% successful but not resulting in the ball in the back of the opponents net.
On offence, in basketball players arrange themselves around their opponents D and work the ball to the position of the man who can hit the long-range (three pointer) shot.
We have, as Justin cites in his post, several players in the team who can hit the ball accurately and powerfully from outside of the area. To name a few; Sigurdson, Digne, Baines, Ewobi, Tosun, Richarlison (Im probably doing a disservice to others like Kean and possibly Gomes) but we deem it necessary to get round the side and float a hopeless cross in or attempt an impossible pass.
If, as a phase two or three of our play, we positioned our long shooters in to positions around the area and worked the ball until they had a free shot, we would have an infinitely better chance of scoring than by waiting for Colemans cross in a million which actually lands on DCLs head only for him to nod it over the bar or back to the keeper.
Were well set up to do it too.. we have in Schneiderlin a player who is much more comfortable covering defence than attacking the box so why shouldnt he switch with Digne on the edge of the penalty area as the play develops? I dont want him and Delph to be the players attacking the edge of the box while we work it.
There needs to be a plan and execution. Delph runs in, Sigurdson comes out. Digne comes central, Schneiderlin drops wide.. we work it left to right until one of those players can get a free hit on target for the likes of DCL and Richarlison to pounce on the follow up if its saved.
It sounds complicated but these guys have all day every day to work on it rather than rip it up and start again when we know this system does work against the big boys when we can counter attack.
23 Posted 26/09/2019 at 15:29:08
Instead, our system is designed for Andre Gomes to be the one who is in the positions you describe. He does have a good hard shot on him, and can score from distance. His long range efforts have not been particularly accurate or indeed frequent. So, yes we need to work on them, and I would suggest, not having Sigurdsson marked like such, but someone else a bit deeper able to pick the ball up and shoot from distance.
24 Posted 26/09/2019 at 22:36:13
Agreed but they can't mark everyone. If Sigurdsson starts in the box and is replaced by Delph, for example, as a runner as they switch positions, they either leave us with one unmarked in the box or switch players.
Sigurdsson isn't the only candidate, he should be one of four options (Iwobi, Richarlison, Digne) interchanging between in, and on the edge of, the box, as we work the ball short (rather than lofting it in to no one) until someone is free to shoot.
It's very hard to deal with that type of movement, worked out on the training field, and it's what teams like Man City do habitually.
25 Posted 27/09/2019 at 02:13:59
What we are lacking is someone getting into the box, when we finally work the ball there. For that, I still think Tosun, given an extended run, could get the goals.
I would even try him alongside Calvert-Lewin, but Silva will not start with 2 attackers.
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