By Jack Cunningham

3rd Dec, 2021 | 8:40pm

Besiktas' financial woes could have big Cenk Tosun impact on Everton

Everton have a striker in their squad who, despite Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s injury, has played just six minutes this season.

That striker is, of course, Cenk Tosun; this suggests that Rafael Benitez doesn’t even remotely rate the 30-year-old, and a January departure would be best for all parties.

Tosun was signed from Besiktas in January 2018 for a significant sum of money, but he has only scored ten goals in the Premier League, and one of those was for Crystal Palace.

Therefore a move back to Turkey and back to Besiktas has been mentioned by the press in Turkey.

However, it appears as if the Turkish giants are in the middle of their own financial crisis, and they are desperately trying to raise cash for some of their players [Milliyet].

This could prove to be a big problem for Everton.

If Besiktas can’t raise the cash, how would they be able to afford Tosun’s wages, which is all the Toffees are asking for to get rid of the striker [Fotospor].

Now, you would hope that they can resolve these financial issues and put themselves in a good position to sign Tosun.

If not, Everton will be stuck with him until the end of the season, and that wouldn’t be good for the player or the club.

Tosun has proved to be a very poor signing, but if the Toffees can get him off the wage bill in January, they might free up some room in Benitez’s squad so that he can add someone he might actually use.

In other Everton news, Neil Warnock has had his say on Benitez’s Everton struggles.

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