Everton striker Cenk Tosun is not thinking about a return to Beşiktaş, but that situation could change if the Blues sign another striker.
That’s according to his father, who has responded to comments from Beşiktaş president Ahmet Nur Çebi that they would like to re-sign the forward.
Tosun is something of a legend at the club after scoring 64 goals in 142 games before a £20.25m move to Everton in January 2018, and Çebi has made it clear he wants to bring him back.
Any return would be heavily dependent on Tosun accepting the move, something his father says isn’t in his thinking at this moment in time.
“We always know of Beşiktaş’s interest,” he told Kartal Yiğit on Assist Analysis.
“We know that if we go back to Turkey, there is a possibility of playing there. We thank the president for this interest.
“However, at the moment, Cenk does not think about leaving. He has a very good relationship with his coach, Ancelotti.
“His coach even sold three strikers for him. He trusts Cenk very much so Cenk will take his time there. We do not think Ancelotti will sell him.
“But if Everton get a star striker, if Cenk’s chances are lower, then a move can be considered, but there is no such thing for now. Everton also have no intention of giving up on him.”
It certainly does seem that the January transfer window will be the time to determine what will happen with Tosun at Everton.
Given Everton have already let Moise Kean go they can hardly afford another departure unless they do sign someone else first.
That could be Napoli’s Arkadiusz Milik, who they have been linked to on several occasions and are thought to remain keen on.
If he was to arrive, then it’s very easy to see Tosun being moved on if Everton can get money for him, which is an entirely different issue given the reluctance Turkish clubs have shown when it comes to spending.