Cenk Tosun has certainly been more Daniel Amokachi than Romelu Lukaku at Everton.
A £27 million signing in January 2018 (Sky Sports), a striker who fired Besiktas to a pair of Super Lig titles and scored goals for fun in the Champions League hasn’t got close to filling Lukaku’s boots in almost two years at Goodison Park.
A bright start quickly descended into a personal nightmare for Tosun, who managed just four goals in 29 games in his first full season on Merseyside. If his £27 million transfer fee raised eyebrows at the time, it looks absolutely staggering now.
And with Moise Kean arriving from Juventus to push Tosun further down the pecking order, it seems that a parting of the ways would be best for everyone before the end of August.
The German-born Turkish international started his career at Bundesliga outfit Eintracht Frankfurt over a decade ago and, speaking to Weisbadner Kurier, he has admitted that last season’s Europa League semi-finalists have been in touch about a potential return to The Eagles.
Tosun appeared just once in Frankfurt colours before leaving for Gazientepspor, failing to make his home debut for one of Germany’s most historic sides. And it seems that this is one regret that has stayed with him over the years.
"It hurts that I've never played in the Frankfurt Arena with my club,” Tosun told Fussball News a number of seasons ago.
Though a potential return to Germany’s financial hub would bring it’s own set of challenges. Namely, replacing the departed talisman Luka Jovic.
The Serbian goal-machine scored 27 goals for Frankfurt last season before sealing a £58 million move to Spanish giants Real Madrid, as reported by the Guardian.
Can Tosun fill the void left by Jovic’s departure? Well, the Tosun of Besiktas certainly can. The Tosun of Everton, however, well let’s just say there’s a reason why he barely gets a game under Marco Silva these days.
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