Former Premier League star Tony Cascarino has branded Everton striker Cenk Tosun as a "flop" in his Times column after the Turkish ace made only a substitute appearance against Watford, and reckons Sam Allardyce's future is in doubt.
Tosun, 26, has managed just four appearances for the Toffees since his £27million move from Turkish champions Besiktas in the January transfer window, starting only two of those games.
He replaced Oumar Niasse in the 57th minute on Saturday as the Blues failed to find an equaliser at Vicarage Road, as Watford earned a narrow 1-0 win thanks to Troy Deeney's 79th-minute strike.
Cascarino, who turned out for the likes of Chelsea, Celtic and Aston Villa, criticised the Turkey international and is already pessimistic that the striker will fail to repay the transfer fee that owner Farhad Moshiri splashed out to sign him.
Cascarino believes that it is another blot on Allardyce's record sheet, and questioned whether he will remain in the Goodison Park dugout for much longer.
"Everton are going in the wrong direction and you have to wonder if Sam Allardyce will still be there next season," Cascarino said. "He seemed to change their fortunes initially but they looked way off the pace away to Watford.
"They have an awful away record — winning only once all season and losing four in a row — and the recruitment has been dreadful for some time. Cenk Tosun cost £27 million last month but again started on the bench on Saturday.
"It already looks unlikely that he will make the impact expected."
Tosun's inability to make the first-team has seen Allardyce place his faith in Niasse of late, who has reignited his Everton career this season after being frozen out by former boss Ronald Koeman.
Although Allardyce has taken Everton away from a relegation battle, he is being criticised for his inability to take the Toffees forward from mid-table obscurity to challenging for the European places.
Twin that with some awful investments this season, including Tosun as well as the likes Davy Klaassen, Sandro Ramirez and Nikola Vlasic in the summer, and Everton's season is falling into the abyss.