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Report: Everton attacker wanted on the continent

Besiktas have entered the race for the signature of Everton striker Cenk Tosun, reported Turkish media outlet Fotomac.

Tosun is also reportedly wanted by Besiktas’ Super Lig rivals Fenerbahce who held a Zoom meeting with Everton’s Director of Football Marcel Brands recently.

The Toffees signed the 29 year old in January 2018 but he struggled at Goodison Park scoring just 10 goals in 51 appearances.

New Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti deemed Tosun surplus to requirements and loaned him out to Crystal Palace this January where he sustained a knee injury.

Everton are facing a major rebuild as they look to push for Europe next season and Tosun is not a part of plans at the club.

The Turkish international was a major star at Besiktas prior his move to England scoring 64 goals in 142 appearances for the Black and White.

Besiktas president Ahmet Nur Cebi is keen to bring back their former hero to Vodafone Park as his club is recovering from a disappointing season in the Super Lig.

Fenerbahce are in a similar situation, currently seventh in the Turkish top flight and both clubs will be eager to challenge for the league title next season.

The club’s sporting director Emre Belozoglu is confident that Tosun will be invested in Fenerbahce’s project.

The report suggests Everton value Tosun at £27 million but they will surely be willing to consider a lower price in the light of the pandemic as they aim to get rid of the deadwood at the club.

The striker too will be eager to move away from Merseyside in search of permanent game time with the Euros coming up next summer, which Istanbul club can tempt him remains to be seen.

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