The Turk has fallen to be bottom of the pecking order among Everton's strikers and despite insisting that he wants to stay at Goodison Park to fight for his place, he may have accepted that he needs to move on to ensure his place in his country's Euro2020 squad.
Tosun, who has been the subject of talk linking him with a move to Derby County this week, has been linked with Palace before but nothing came of the speculation. This time, Paul Joyce of The Times among others are claiming that the Eagles are close to securing a temporary deal.
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1 Posted 04/01/2020 at 17:53:11
2 Posted 04/01/2020 at 18:12:03
3 Posted 04/01/2020 at 19:35:12
4 Posted 04/01/2020 at 19:41:40
I assume there would be a purchase price and if he plays well and bags a few goals (which I think he would if given starts) then either Palace or another team are going to buy him.
5 Posted 04/01/2020 at 20:07:20
6 Posted 04/01/2020 at 20:38:31
7 Posted 04/01/2020 at 20:42:53
8 Posted 04/01/2020 at 20:45:22
9 Posted 04/01/2020 at 21:02:11
They did indeed make it up. Tosun's on £65k a week mate.
10 Posted 04/01/2020 at 21:11:24
#9 Brian, I can't believe that we've got Tosun rotting in the wider squad on £65K, and Niasse on £55.
Some Fleetwood players after the U23 game, said that when they were talking with the Everton lads after the game, allegedly, Niasse said he knew he wasn't in consideration for a 1st Team place, but was willing to do what ever he was told for £55 per week and to stay fit... Straight from a 'horses mouth'.
Not a bad attitude really, but, it just shows the level of incompetence of our recruitment over the last three or four years.
11 Posted 04/01/2020 at 21:41:15
12 Posted 04/01/2020 at 22:36:57
13 Posted 05/01/2020 at 03:15:13
14 Posted 05/01/2020 at 03:49:07
15 Posted 05/01/2020 at 05:03:28
"...there is no point raiding inferior foreign leagues for strikers who score about 1 in 2."
Not exactly. Sadio Mane, Teemu Pukki and Raul Jimenez were scoring 1 in 2 (or less) playing in Austria, Denmark and Portugal respectively before they came to the Prem. They've combined for 28 league goals this season.
Nothing wrong with raiding the foreign leagues for strikers. Just gotta target the right strikers.
16 Posted 05/01/2020 at 09:25:50
Maybe doing the guy a dis-service as he has rarely been employed with two up front, a system that he may just benefit from and yield more goals.
The lad should never have been pursued for that amount of money, and he is sitting pretty contract wise, not his fault I know, but he can virtually keep seeing " No I want to stay and fight for my place " and get paid handsomely and just warm the bench every now and then.
17 Posted 05/01/2020 at 09:32:38
18 Posted 05/01/2020 at 09:38:04
19 Posted 05/01/2020 at 09:42:58
20 Posted 05/01/2020 at 09:46:06
Best for his career to get a permanent move, but any move should be on Evertons terms, and also Everton having a royal flush of strikers which we havent got, yet.
21 Posted 05/01/2020 at 09:52:47
Things might have been very different for him had we been a team with a midfield that got up quickly to support the strikers, rather than a team pushing wing backs up to pop in crosses but the midfield either too slow to get up in time or concentrating on protecting a leaky defence.
Had we been the sort of team that creates lots of chances then Tosun could have been the sniffer in the box.
Unfortunately he isn't quick, hasn't got a box of tricks and isn't tall. Our style of play has never suited him.
I'd like him to come off the bench and get the winner today though.
22 Posted 05/01/2020 at 10:00:34
Tosun congratulated Pickford,(who was giving it large after his only save), kissed the ball and Schmikes read it. Shame because Cenk looked confident, and was first up to take one. Shit happens.
Picks didn't save another one.
I personally like his attitude. It's not his fault we paid over the odds. When we signed him, my Turkish mate told me he was bog-standard, a very average player. So much for our scouting.
23 Posted 05/01/2020 at 10:58:20
24 Posted 05/01/2020 at 11:12:30
25 Posted 05/01/2020 at 11:13:50
26 Posted 05/01/2020 at 12:07:08
27 Posted 05/01/2020 at 12:42:22
If push came to shove he could cover for Centre Backs, and remember JP Gbamin should be back shortly who can play midfield or Centre Back too.
I would like them to concentrate on Midfield, with a couple of additions which will ease the pressure on the defence anyway, hopefully a leader and a goalscorer.
28 Posted 05/01/2020 at 12:45:42
Otherwise it will be groundhog day with Cenk every transfer window.
Same goes for the footballing Octopus.
29 Posted 05/01/2020 at 13:13:59
30 Posted 05/01/2020 at 15:12:51
31 Posted 05/01/2020 at 18:18:20
32 Posted 05/01/2020 at 21:13:03
33 Posted 06/01/2020 at 07:29:17
34 Posted 06/01/2020 at 08:27:24
Not his fault he is here.
35 Posted 06/01/2020 at 10:09:02
36 Posted 06/01/2020 at 12:39:03
37 Posted 06/01/2020 at 13:11:40
38 Posted 06/01/2020 at 15:38:04
39 Posted 06/01/2020 at 15:55:42
40 Posted 06/01/2020 at 15:57:43
Peter I think you missed out the words "any and all" there between "to" and "offers."
41 Posted 06/01/2020 at 17:26:10
Sigurdsson, Schneiderlin, Niasse, Martino, Sandro, Coleman, Walcott, Delph, Iwobi
I would also put Pickford, but that started a Trump like reaction last time I put it. Feel free to add/delete/amend where you see fit.
42 Posted 09/01/2020 at 22:59:11
43 Posted 10/01/2020 at 10:36:40
44 Posted 10/01/2020 at 10:53:36
He was impressed by Tosun when he played and scored against his local club Monaco in the CL shortly before we signed him.
Who knows if Moshiri mentioned him to Allardyce and the manager then indulged the club owner by going out and buying him?
45 Posted 10/01/2020 at 13:01:31
46 Posted 10/01/2020 at 13:02:22
47 Posted 10/01/2020 at 13:09:05
Otherwise, he will remain yet another anchor on our finances and ability to shop for what we need in the transfer market.
This is Brands and Ancelotti signalling that he really does not have a future at Everton, even with a couple of years still to run on his contract.
It remains a tough balancing act for all concerned.
48 Posted 10/01/2020 at 13:15:12
Gary Lineker would struggle in this side, I've a feeling he'll start banging a few in at the Eagles.
49 Posted 10/01/2020 at 13:26:04
Delete Coleman off that list. I really don't care if he's lost a step, he's played better than Sidibe this season.
And Seamus, for me, is a Blue. Last weekend he wasn't loafing around the pitch. He was the guy putting in an effort, asking why in the fuck his teammates weren't showing for the ball.
I don't personally care how far Seamus' ability degrades as he ages. I want Coleman to retire a Blue. He's just about everything that's still "right" in sport, and one to be proud of. Keep him until he hangs the boots up.
50 Posted 10/01/2020 at 13:43:12
The Niasse transfer was defo money laundering. New owner full of Rubles buys Russian based player that nobody had ever heard of.
Team for tomorrow
51 Posted 10/01/2020 at 14:35:02
52 Posted 10/01/2020 at 14:45:09
I've no idea of the details of the deal, but at least we lower the wage bill a little; as I guess we'll be subsidising his wages at Palace.
53 Posted 10/01/2020 at 14:54:21
54 Posted 10/01/2020 at 14:55:24
55 Posted 10/01/2020 at 15:26:17
I'd say good riddance (saluting Erdogan.. bah), should never have been bought.
But let's hope he does his best, so that we can recuperate as much as possible
56 Posted 10/01/2020 at 15:33:07
57 Posted 10/01/2020 at 15:34:24
Funny thing about Tosun... sure, we know he's not good enough, but his scoring record for us isn't all that bad. He has chalked up a goal every 254 minutes of play, roughly a goal every three games, and there are plenty of strikers in the Prem with worse numbers than that.
Wish him the best... he has certainly never given less than 100% effort for us.
58 Posted 10/01/2020 at 15:37:27
59 Posted 10/01/2020 at 15:37:36
60 Posted 10/01/2020 at 15:43:48
I think he's been badly advised and bigged up too much by his agent, he has an inflated self worth.
61 Posted 10/01/2020 at 16:01:36
One here for you, Christy.
62 Posted 10/01/2020 at 16:02:26
I feel for Kenny, did a great job when Coleman was injured, then was dropped as soon as Coleman was fit again, cannot argue with Coleman coming back in then, but now I would prefer to have Kenny at right back.
63 Posted 10/01/2020 at 16:25:50
Despite having played in just over half our games, he's leading the club in both assists and tackles. He brings qualities in attack that neither Seamus nor JJK can match, and he's also the best one-on-one defender by far. The guy is averaging four tackles a game. Those are Gana-type numbers.
Yes, he has major problems with positional defense, but those can be fixed with good coaching. When Seamus came back from his Blackpool loan, he was one of the worst positional RBs I had ever seen, but Moyes straightened him out. I have no doubt Sidibe can do the same.
In my opinion he's our RB of the future, not Kenny.
64 Posted 10/01/2020 at 16:36:43
65 Posted 10/01/2020 at 17:55:46
I think Sidibe runs out of position, thinking he can actually attack, and the vacated space is exploited by shrewd opposition. Coleman goes forward more intelligently.
JJK should, future acquisitions notwithstanding, should be recalled from his loan and start at RB next year, Coleman a capable back up (a la Baines at LB this season), and Sidibe sent back.
I don't rate Sidibe at all. Mike, we may have a rare disagreement regarding player quality!
66 Posted 11/01/2020 at 07:59:53
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