Report: Player informs Everton of his decision, Aston Villa want him

Cenk Tosun of Everton misses in the penalty shoot-out during the Carabao Cup Quarter Final match between Everton FC and Leicester FC at Goodison Park on December 18, 2019 in Liverpool,...

Aston Villa and Crystal Palace reportedly want Cenk Tosun of Everton.

Cenk Tosun of Everton looks dejected during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Arsenal FC at Goodison Park on December 21, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

According to The Times, Cenk Tosun has told Everton that he wants to leave in the January transfer window, with Crystal Palace and Aston Villa interested in signing him.

It has been reported that Tosun wants to play regular first-team football, which he is not getting at Everton under new manager Carlo Ancelotti at the moment.

The report has claimed that Palace and Villa want to secure the services of the Turkey international striker on a loan deal.

The 28-year-old is also on the radar of his former club Besiktas, but he prefers to stay in the Premier League, according to the report.


No big loss for Everton

While Everton need a proven goalscorer for the second half of the season and beyond, letting Tosun leave this month is not going to be a big loss for the Toffees.

The Turkey international has failed to establish himself as a regular in the first team and has been rather inconsistent.

According to WhoScored, Tosun has scored one goal in 290 minutes of Premier League football for Everton so far this season, while during the 2018-19 campaign, the striker scored three goals and providing three assists in 25 league appearances for the Toffees.

HALEWOOD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 8 (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Cenk Tosun of Everton during the Everton FC training session at USM Finch Farm on January 8 2020 in Halewood, England.

Have something to tell us about this article?

Register for EVERTON team updates

Register for ASTON VILLA team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch