An Everton centre-forward could be set for a return back to his previous club in Turkey after Besiktas manager Abdullah Avci gave the green light to reacquire the 28-year-old.
Cenk Tosun is the man in question, with the Turkey international’s lack of gametime this campaign leading to speculation he will seek a move away from Goodison Park.
Tosun has seen action in just four matches with Everton across all competition this season despite the goalshy nature of the other recognised striking options at the club – Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Moise Kean.
Brazilian forward Richarlison has been chosen to lead the line for the Toffees at times this term, with the latest reports from Turkey suggesting Besiktas will look to reunite with Tosun in January.
Turkish publication Aksam (as translated by Sport Witness) state: ‘Cenk Tosun is back on the agenda of his former club Besiktas […] and with his situation unlikely to change at Everton he could look to find regular first team football in the new year.’
Besiktas boss Avci is reported to have ‘given his approval’ to the move with the desire to form a formidable striking partnership alongside Turkish stalwart Burak Yilmaz high on Avci’s priority list.
Tosun is expected to be open to a move should his lack of first-team action not change, but one glimmer of hope for Toffees fans of the 28-year-old could come if under-pressure Everton boss Marco Silva is ejected from the Goodison hot-seat.
The 40-times-capped Turkey international was favoured by Sam Allardyce in his first six months with the club, and a change of manager may be the only thing that could see Tosun return to the fore in the blue of Everton.