The Turkish striker was linked with a move back to Besiktas before he joined Crystal Palace on loan last season but his chances of securing a permanent move to Selhurst Park were wrecked when he ruptured an ACL earlier this year.
Tosun isn't expected to be fit until the end of 2020 but that hasn't prevented media talk of interest from Fenerbahçe in recent weeks.
"I am injured so I have not held talks with anyone,” Tosun said, however.
“I won't be going anywhere before I have recovered. Even if a side were to sign me they wouldn't play me until the winter break.
I worked with Ancelotti for two to three weeks after returning. He does not want me to leave and asks how I am doing with my recovery every day.
“It is early for me to return to Turkey. I need to achieve my goals first and for that to happen my priority is to make a recovery.”
Quotes sourced from A Spor via Turkish Football
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1 Posted 09/09/2020 at 20:09:18
2 Posted 09/09/2020 at 20:10:05
3 Posted 09/09/2020 at 20:17:38
4 Posted 09/09/2020 at 20:22:06
5 Posted 09/09/2020 at 20:26:46
6 Posted 09/09/2020 at 20:33:13
7 Posted 09/09/2020 at 20:41:21
8 Posted 09/09/2020 at 20:44:06
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10 Posted 09/09/2020 at 21:04:05
11 Posted 09/09/2020 at 21:11:21
13 Posted 10/09/2020 at 00:59:52
14 Posted 10/09/2020 at 01:36:31
15 Posted 10/09/2020 at 07:30:15
I don't think he will be here once he is back to full fitness as injuries always affect people. But he's not rubbish as some on here think.
16 Posted 10/09/2020 at 07:36:27
As some have mentioned here, he's got an eye for goal, more than DCL, and his finishing is actually alot more clinical.
What worked against him, was he being slower, and less pacy, and less physical than DCL.
I do think, if there is a chance to be given, more service and joined up play all around (e.g. from our creative players - the Rodriguez upgrade, Gomes having relieved from the burden of doing it all in the middle), I can see how Tosun can be alot more effective.
He looks like an intelligent player who can vary his game.
17 Posted 10/09/2020 at 07:45:46
But Kean is the player to develop and build around now.
18 Posted 10/09/2020 at 07:52:47
19 Posted 10/09/2020 at 07:59:52
20 Posted 10/09/2020 at 08:28:36
The man can score goals and finish and the new set up should create a lot more chances.
Stick with him for another season as he may yet surprise us all.
21 Posted 10/09/2020 at 11:39:00
A waste of money for a team that has high aspirations
22 Posted 10/09/2020 at 12:56:31
23 Posted 10/09/2020 at 13:11:27
I think hed probably fancy a move back to Germany. But for both Turkey and Germany, wages are an issue.
The lad has a young family, I think his wife just had another baby, and he probably doesnt want to move and he wants to secure their futures. I expect him to see his contract out.
24 Posted 10/09/2020 at 13:21:12
25 Posted 10/09/2020 at 13:23:21
I think the German side of personality really comes through here. Punctuality and work ethic are key components of the German psyche, along with never giving up. The lad has been written off throughout his career and made it through refusing to give up. He clearly has a steely determination and everyone says nice things about him. I dont think he will give up on the premier league and unless someone like palace wants him, he will stay here and fight for his place in the side.
Edit: Robert yes, see the article. As for goals he scored 80 league goals in 205 games across 7.5 seasons, so thats exactly 10 a season, in the league. But he did score 28 goals in his last two seasons as he went up a level. He also scored 8 champions leagues on top of that figure in his last two seasons in Turkey.
26 Posted 10/09/2020 at 13:46:43
27 Posted 10/09/2020 at 14:07:01
28 Posted 10/09/2020 at 14:18:42
He struggled in our team in the Prem because he lacks pace & work rate and isn't big or strong enough for a target man.
I wish him a speedy recovery. With better and more energetic players around him he could prove to be a good player.
If not we sell in January, £10M will do.
29 Posted 10/09/2020 at 14:21:40
Koeman might have a great football brain. He could be a great manager, because he is an excellent tactician. I think we saw more than a few glimpses of this as he shifted formations and systems mid-games and outfoxed the likes of Guardiola. But Koeman seems to have none of Ancelotti's people skills or charm. It's like that Superstar ego, that Ancelotti clearly lacks, is very much intact, and it gets in the way of him being a good manager. The question is, can he manage superstars better? I think he might be able to get a tune out of Barca, particularly their Dutch contingent, because he can relate to superstar players and get them to see his vision of play in the way he struggled with our mediocre players. It will certainly be interesting watch Barca this season, particularly the Classico when two great football minds come head to head. I think Koeman has a better grasp of tactics than Zidane, but Zidane can see things others can't and he can effect games in a major way, which is why he's one of the greatest cup managers of all time, he's just so good head-to-head, as shown by his amazing 3 CL wins in his first 3 seasons as a manager, but yet only one league title in those 3 years.
30 Posted 10/09/2020 at 14:34:12
Ancelotti recognizes this, and the drive each player has to make footballing a career. So even if the player isn't of the quality or standard Carlo wants, he has the wherewithal to treat them like human beings, pay attention to them and their needs, and make sure they end up in a place where they can realize their footballing ambitions to the best of his ability.
So when he speaks to or of Tosun, or any other player he works with, even if they aren't in his plans he tries to work with them, improve them, and put them in an environment for success.
I firmly believe this, and it's one of the reasons I think Carlo is so well liked in the footballing world. It's also a very selfless way to manage. He does put the desires and needs of his players at least at equal footing as his own needs. Whereas so many managers treat players like cattle. If they are good enough they love them, but cast off and treat those who don't quite have the talent like shit.
Carlo is a gem. He's just a good dude who's got his head screwed on straight.
In my opinion.
31 Posted 10/09/2020 at 19:55:33
32 Posted 10/09/2020 at 21:02:50
33 Posted 11/09/2020 at 02:16:06
34 Posted 11/09/2020 at 03:01:27
Credit in small measure to Moshiri for hopefully initiating his three year project four years after he first mortifyingly announced it, by way of signing a few players hardly any other top six contenders, if any at all, were interested in. Hopefully whoever's responsible for advising him, again, will tread new ground by for once improving the team and our results, and our standing in the world of football. Whether it's Ancelotti and/or Brands is irrelevant to me.
You must be very rich given your useless tenure that's so much denigrated our standing, world-wide, for decades.
35 Posted 11/09/2020 at 11:08:07
Which of the top six clubs were in a similar predicament and how many midfielders have they bought between them?
To suggest our recruits just werent really fancied by any of the top six clubs is just not substantiated.
36 Posted 11/09/2020 at 14:07:03
37 Posted 12/09/2020 at 23:59:33
If he gets fits and plays well, maybe it enhances his transfer mid year. If maybe not!
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