Out-of-favour Everton man outlines his intentions amid mooted January transfer window move

Everton striker Cenk Tosun has been linked with a return to Besiktas.
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Cenk Tosun has insisted he plans to see out his contract at Everton.

The striker has been a big disappointment since his £27 million fee from Besiktas four years ago.


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In total, Tosun has made only 59 appearances for the Toffees, scoring 11 goals. He’s also had loan spells at Crystal Palace and Besiktas but suffered suffered serious knee injuries while at both clubs.

This season, the Turkey international has made just one appearance for Rafa Benitez’s side - which was a late substitute cameo in the 4-1 Merseyside derby defeat to Liverpool.

His contract at Goodison Park expires in the summer and there were reports that he could end his time early to return to Besiktas.

But Tosun has admitted that he’s parked his future until the end of the season and will stay at Everton.

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Speaking to Turkish media outlet Fanatik, he said: “I have no intention of returning at the moment.

“My contract ends at the end of the season. Beşiktaş is my home anyway.

“But for now, I have no intention or position to return.

“However, I want to finish this season here and go somewhere at the end of the season.”

What does it mean for Everton?

Everton would have been open Tosun departing this month.

The 30-year-old is surplus to requirements in Rafa Benitez’s side. Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison and Salomon Rondon are all preferred when fit.

Meanwhile, youngsters Ellis Simms and Lewis Dobbin have also featured this season and are well regarded.

Offloading Tosun would help to free up funds to reinvest in the current squad.

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