Cenk Tosun has rejected a move to Hull City in the Championship because he prefers to run down his Everton contract which expires in the summer, according to journalist Gökmen Özcan.
Tosun has made only two appearances in all competitions, one of which came against Hull in the FA Cup earlier this month.
He joined Everton in 2018 from Besiktas and has since scored 11 goals in 59 games, along with spending loan spells at Crystal Palace and his former club in Turkey.
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1 Posted 28/01/2022 at 09:07:12
2 Posted 28/01/2022 at 09:09:12
3 Posted 28/01/2022 at 09:17:03
4 Posted 28/01/2022 at 09:36:12
5 Posted 28/01/2022 at 09:37:44
It's not like he's been offered the chance to go to somewhere decent!
6 Posted 28/01/2022 at 09:39:36
Well, we all know the answer to that! Having said that, he will still end up back in Turkey.
7 Posted 28/01/2022 at 09:54:35
8 Posted 28/01/2022 at 09:58:33
9 Posted 28/01/2022 at 10:00:56
Colin, yes Bogarde at Chelsea, I read he used to commute from Holland to train.
10 Posted 28/01/2022 at 10:04:32
I've yet to see a players contract ripped up because they are shit. I think we just have to bite the bullet and let them run their contracts down for the next five months.
By the way, I see Andy Carroll is having a medical at West Brom. What's wrong with Rondon???
11 Posted 28/01/2022 at 10:05:13
12 Posted 28/01/2022 at 10:05:22
I'm not having a go at Cenk, he tried, but the scouting and recruiting of players like Niasse, Iwobi, Walcott, Tosun and many more, is just too bad to be true.
Great form in Russia or Turkey doesn't necessarily hold up in the Premier League. The other two Arsenal fringe players, lightweight and mostly ineffective – both a joy to play against. All on huge long contracts, mega wage deals.
These and other catastrophic scouting and recruiting decisions are central to the club's demise to this day.
13 Posted 28/01/2022 at 10:18:14
14 Posted 28/01/2022 at 10:24:34
15 Posted 28/01/2022 at 11:06:16
16 Posted 28/01/2022 at 11:17:45
Apparently, the players (especially foreign ones) have it written into the contracts they signed with Everton, expressly saying they will not play in the U23s. At least that's what we've been told on here.
I find that quite remarkable... but at the same time fully believable given the cast of motley characters we have accumulated amongst our playing staff – and a definite contributing factor to the widening gulf between U23s and first team that we are struggling to bridge.
The possibility should be available to managers and coaches especially as part of rehabilitation and regaining match fitness. However, using it as a punishment in the way you advocate seems purely spiteful and may be counter-productive... even to the point of being one reason for that clause in their contracts!
17 Posted 28/01/2022 at 11:20:07
Most of us with a smattering of football knowledge, after just one look at Tosun, would have realised he never had the pace to play in the Premier League and would have swerved him.
18 Posted 28/01/2022 at 11:25:06
Niasse was one exception to not playing for the U23s and was one of the main reasons we won the U23s league that season, scored quite a few goals that season, although I accept that in general first-team players never turned out for the U23s.
19 Posted 28/01/2022 at 11:27:24
And if he is found guilty, I think the club should take him to court and get back every penny they've paid him this season.
20 Posted 28/01/2022 at 11:54:17
Let's hope we don't make another error today. Surely it's got to be Lampard – he at least is untarnished and has a pedigree of success. At this late, late stage, any other appointment will make us look like a complete basket case.
21 Posted 28/01/2022 at 12:03:06
Injuries are unfortunate but I really question Everton's scouting ''experts'' over the years regarding some of these signings.
There have been more ''bums'' passing through the gates of Goodison than any other Premier League club and this I fear has led to the current situation.
Gbamin is another who doesn't appear to have what is necessary to make a real impression in the Premier League. Others have only the occasional half-decent game.
It may not happen but any new manager along with Moshiri must instigate a real Spring cleaning exercise to get rid of the dross earning big money for nothing.
22 Posted 28/01/2022 at 12:04:04
Like the club paying for Tosun's magic hair foam?!
23 Posted 28/01/2022 at 12:11:52
24 Posted 28/01/2022 at 12:22:57
a) scouted him; and
b) gave him a ridiculous contract.
He was okay...ish in spells, prior to injury, but useless after that.
And what a ridiculous attempt at having "hair".
25 Posted 28/01/2022 at 12:40:59
Money makes you lazy, is probably one of the few things that Marcel Brands said, that turned out to be correct.
26 Posted 28/01/2022 at 13:00:12
I remember that Tosun was having a decent loan spell at Crystal Palace and there was talk that Palace would make an offer to Everton to turn his loan spell into a permanent deal, but then he suffered a serious knee injury scuppering any chance we had of getting him off our books.
Think of the injuries to Gbamin, Delph, Doucouré, Davies, Simms, Branthwaite, Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison, Mina and before that Bolasie, Gomes, Coleman, and I am sure that no other club has suffered as much bad luck as we have.
A bit surprised that Tosun has turned down a chance to play for a club owned by a fellow countryman.
27 Posted 28/01/2022 at 13:10:22
Who'd be a blue eh?
28 Posted 28/01/2022 at 14:21:33
29 Posted 28/01/2022 at 15:39:35
30 Posted 28/01/2022 at 15:40:59
Turkish clubs will be like a pack of hyenas when he's out of contract, but he will probably end up back at the permanently skint Besiktas on a modest pay level, having made his millions sat on his arse at Everton. If ever there was a totem for the sheer profligacy of the last five years of EFC, it is Cenk Tosun.
31 Posted 28/01/2022 at 16:06:54
The likes of him and that other cockroach, Delph, is partly why were in this mess.
Little blood sucking ghouls who got offered a meal ticket they didnt deserve and are clinging on to it for dear life to the very end. Players like these make me sick.
32 Posted 28/01/2022 at 16:12:47
I don't blame Tosun or Delph for sticking with their contracts to play for Everton, I blame the people who agreed to the length and size of those contracts.
I know if I had a contract of a similar nature, I wouldn't be in a hurry to switch employers.
Have those two players given value for money to Everton?, quite clearly they haven't, but the club is to blame not the players.
33 Posted 28/01/2022 at 16:26:15
We deserve better than the sad manager sacking specimens who wear the shirt.
34 Posted 28/01/2022 at 16:37:15
35 Posted 28/01/2022 at 16:42:43
36 Posted 28/01/2022 at 16:42:48
37 Posted 28/01/2022 at 16:51:19
38 Posted 28/01/2022 at 16:51:28
The problem being we didn't create enough chances or have any other forwards or runners to help create space for him.
His injury has also sped up his decline as whilst he was never fast, he was sharp around the box.
Whilst he hasn't been a success I could see the talent. Certainly not one of our worst buys.
Also foolish to loan him if Simms and Dobbin are both to be loaned out.
39 Posted 28/01/2022 at 16:53:04
40 Posted 28/01/2022 at 17:08:24
41 Posted 28/01/2022 at 18:07:05
42 Posted 28/01/2022 at 19:08:52
43 Posted 28/01/2022 at 19:37:24
All players need a run of games.
He had a bad injury after a good start at Palace. The lad doesn't want to play 2nd tier, he's an international. He will see out his contract and most happy to play when called upon.
He's still far better than Rondon.
44 Posted 29/01/2022 at 00:22:14
Let's get a bit harder.
45 Posted 29/01/2022 at 00:24:00
Totally agree. Total chancer just using us as a cash cow.
46 Posted 29/01/2022 at 12:51:41
Whilst he isn't of the level Everton need, he will find suitors, not least back in Turkey.
A shocking signing. Danny Ings cost similar in his past two transfers. A different class to Tosun. Fat Sam should never have been given £50 million to spend.
47 Posted 29/01/2022 at 13:44:06
Pretty much every time we deal with a Turkish club we get our trousers taken down. Never again please.
Also note that Big Sam signed Walcott and Tosun. The absolute nadir amongst some pretty poor transfer records over the last 6 years. By contrast, Benitez did rather well in that respect at least (Digne and Rondon aside).
48 Posted 29/01/2022 at 18:22:42
"I'm surprised Besiktas haven't offered to take him loan – with us covering roughly 75% of his salary, of course, as they desperately plead poverty."
Have you seen the condition of the Turkish economy lately? They'd be paying us with about 10 trillion Lira in used notes, this is about £12.50 and that's about all they can afford.
49 Posted 30/01/2022 at 05:28:52
50 Posted 30/01/2022 at 09:11:06
Isn't it about time things changed?
51 Posted 01/02/2022 at 03:15:46
Now, I know that, in the case of the former, most, if not all, came as a result of the ball bouncing off his arse while he was looking the other way, as compared with unopposed tap ins in the case of the latter, but hey.
52 Posted 02/02/2022 at 07:48:46
We've suffered (are suffering) with too many tossers with us not being allowed in law (able) (ready) to get rid. Yes, as many of us would agree... The law can be an absolute Ass!
53 Posted 03/02/2022 at 19:25:31
[a] Cenk Tosun
[b] Omar Niasse
[c] Brett Angell
[d] Salomon Rondon
[e] John Spencer
[f] Bernie Wright
Answer: All five are/were crap but at least Brett Angell tried and cost far less.
54 Posted 03/02/2022 at 19:44:07
55 Posted 04/02/2022 at 08:45:17
Tosun, however, sits on his arse and takes the money, can't even be arsed going somewhere for a run about just for the fun of it... it's not Timbuctoo distance-wise... and I believe he would get just as much wages only with Hull chipping in a bit to save us some cash.
Typical of the lazy 'Gold Bentley' mentality of some players... and we seem to have more than our fair share.
But that said, they didn't sign themselves, nor set the their own wages – that was all our own fault, well, Moshiri, Martinez, Walsh, Koeman, Alladyce and Uncle Tom Cobbley.
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