After an impressive international break with Turkey, Everton striker Cenk Tosun has spoken to Sabah about his future.
Tosun, who scored a brace during Turkey’s win against Moldova on Monday, said he’s not looking to return to Turkey at this stage of his career: “I have still a lot to do in the Premier League. I still have a three-and-a-half-year contract with Everton. I want to continue in Europe. My aim is to play more.”
The forward also said he received loan offers during the winter transfer window, but Everton blocked his departure: “I had offers from Spanish and English clubs. I told the club I am ready to go out on loan to return stronger, but they told me they needed me here.”
Tosun has found his chances limited under Marco Silva this season. The 27 year old has started only nine Premier League games this campaign and made twelve substitute appearances, scoring two goals.
This has led to speculation over his future with the Merseyside club, with recent claims his former club Besiktas are again interested in bringing him back to Istanbul.
The Super Lig side were linked with Tosun during the last window but they had other priorities. At the time the Everton player also said he wasn’t keen on returning to his home country and wanted to prove himself in the Premier League.