By Pranav Shahaney

4th Aug, 2021 | 6:40am

Michael Ball: Cenk Tosun will leave Everton this summer

Striker Cenk Tosun expects to part ways with Everton this summer, claims former Toffees left-back Michael Ball.

The Turkish striker joined Everton in 2018, but has made under 60 appearances in his four years at the club.

He’s had spells out on loan at Crystal Palace and Besiktas but hasn’t impressed at either club for the Toffees to take a punt and integrate him into the first team for next season.

According to The Athletic, the club are looking to offload the 30-year-old this summer, and Ball also expects Everton to cash in on his services.

Speaking to Transfer Tavern, he said, “I think with Rafa coming in, he’s going to look at what’s going on. But again, with the budget and new stadium, I think he’s probably going to move on.

“Where he goes, I don’t know, but I think he’s probably one they’re going to move on.”

Goodbye

Tosun is certainly not rated by the hierarchy at the club and it seems that Benitez is also not a fan of the player.

He’s not handed the Turkey international a single minute this pre-season campaign, and with the club giving Andros Townsend the jersey number of Tosun, it’s clear that the striker’s future lies away from Goodison Park.

The former Besiktas forward joined us with some fanfare and enjoyed a decent start to life on Merseyside.

However, injuries curtailed his progress and failed to make him a regular under any manager during his four-year spell at the club.

When Crystal Palace signed Tosun on loan, their chairman Steve Parish billed the player as “excellent”. [Crystal Palace YouTube]

Him staying at the club will not make any sense as Benitez is already looking to sign a striker while he will have another option if Moise Kean does not leave the club either on loan or on a permanent basis.

Should Tosun want to bring his career back on the right track, a move away from the club would be the best option for him.

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