A report published by Turkish publication Skorer has claimed that Everton forward Cenk Tosun will not seek to leave the club this month.
The 27-year-old Tosun arrived at the Toffees last January for £27 million from Besiktas in his homeland of Turkey. He was expected to add quality to the Merseysiders attack after they struggled to score goals regularly following the departure of Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United during the summer of 2017.
The Turkey international has failed to live up to expectations. Last season, he performed decently and netted five times from 14 appearances.
However, he has scored just twice from 18 appearances this season with manager Marco Silva preferring to deploy Richarlison in attack.
Tosun is however prepared to stay at the Toffees and work on fighting his way back into the team.
He told Skorer:
“I will fight more to get back the jersey. I will not go anywhere.
“Everton supporters love me very much. I love them. Instead of giving up to take the shirt, I’ll fight more.”
However, it looks like he is now surplus to requirements at the club. He does not appear to be in the long-term vision of the club as evidenced by the fact that he was an unused substitute during the club’s 2-0 win against Bournemouth last weekend.
At this point in time, Tosun should leave for the sake of both his career and Everton football club.
He is capable of playing in the Premier League and could fit into many sides on the bottom half of the standings.