Feyenoord boss Dick Advocaat has ruled out a move for Everton striker Cenk Tosun, insisting the Dutch club simply can’t afford him.
Tosun was linked with a move to the Eredivisie this week, with it reported that he was a name on Feyenoord’s list as they’re on the hunt for extra offensive options.
It was claimed they were eyeing up a loan deal for the Turkish striker, who is likely to leave Goodison Park in January in the hunt for regular game-time ahead of the European Championships next summer.
That is something Feyenoord could have offered, although it wasn’t clear if Everton would be open to a loan deal.
It seems that’s a question which won’t be asked of them anyway, with Advocaat effectively ruling out a move.
“That is an excellent name, but not for Feyenoord,” FC Update report him saying.
“We really can’t afford him. Those are guys who earn seven, eight, nine million gross. We can’t think of that.”
It seems, then, that Tosun won’t be heading to the Netherlands unless Everton are willing to make serious concessions when it comes to his wages.
A return to Turkey is probably his best option, although it would be foolish to rule out West Bromwich Albion.
They were linked in the same report as the one that named Feyenoord as a suitor and with Sam Allardyce in charge, the man who signed Tosun for Everton, it’s a move that would make a lot of sense for both parties.