Former Champions League forward ‘ideal replacement’ for Nketiah – Mills

Date published: Tuesday 17th December 2019 11:21

Ex-Leeds full-back Danny Mills has dubbed Everton striker Cenk Tosun a ‘perfect fit’ for replacing Eddie Nketiah at Elland Road should the Arsenal man return to the Emirates.

Nketiah is rumoured to be recalled by his parent club Arsenal due to a lack of game time in the Championship this season.

The striker is yet to start a league game for the Whites but has scored three goals when coming off of the bench.

And Mills believes Tosun would be a great replacement if the finances at the club are sufficient to sign the Turkish international.

Speaking to Football Insider, Mills said: “I think he’s not been prolific at Everton but we have seen he is hard-working, diligent, obviously got quality, maybe not quite enough for the Premier League.

“But he could be a perfect fit, as he has experience, if Nketiah goes back to Arsenal.”

Tosun has been out of favour at Goodison this season featuring only twice in the Premier League for the Blues.

With Carlo Ancelotti expected to be confirmed as the next Everton boss this week, Tosun may wait and see if he is part of the Italian’s future before making a decision.



Tosun was signed by the Toffees in 2018 after impressing in the Champions League for the Turkish side Beşiktaş – scoring four in six in the competition as the side reached the round of 16.

The Turk is a dynamic hold up player who plays the traditional centre forward role – with the movement of Bamford in and around Tosun, they could form a formidable partnership.

Tosun began his career in Germany at Eintracht Frankfurt – where he was raised – before moving to the Turkish top flight to play for Gaziantepspor, where he became the club’s third all-time top scorer.

The forward stayed in Turkey moving to Beşiktaş for four seasons before his transfer to Merseyside.

Tosun has played for the Turkish national 40 times team since 2013, scoring 16 times – the striker would be a fantastic acquisition for some Premier League sides, let alone the Whites.


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