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Everton cannot send Tosun back to Besiktas on loan

Don’t believe the hype, or the media

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I’m just going to come out and say it right off the bat - Everton can not send Cenk Tosun back to Besiktas on loan this coming summer.

I’ll even add, that the only way that is possible is if Sam Allardyce is still the manager of the Toffees, in which case then more than likely 90% of the fanbase will stop attending or watching the games and none of this matters.

For whatever reason, between the time Director of Football Steve Walsh scouted Tosun, Allardyce approving of him and the transfer being completed, Big Sam has completely soured on the striker.

Tosun has been limited to a couple of appearances and has otherwise remained stapled to the bench. He only made a substitute appearance last weekend after impressing in the warm weather training camp in Dubai, as Allardyce himself admitted.

Turkish outlet Fotomac are being quoted with claiming that Allardyce has asked that Tosun be loaned back to Besiktas in the upcoming summer transfer window. We haven’t seen the news page ourselves, but here are a selection of sources citing it - Turkish Football, TalkSport, HITC.

Please allow me to express my doubts over the veracity of the report. I mean first of all, making up stuff like this is simple when Allardyce’s differences with Tosun are widely known.

Secondly, whether or not Allardyce, Walsh and anyone else is still here next season, for Everton to send the player back on loan would be suicidal for the club’s reputation, which has already been irreversibly tarnished over the treatment of Sandro Ramirez and Davy Klaassen.

Farhad Moshiri and Bill Kenwright (if he’s still around) will never be able to sign another player in the transfer market again. Simply put, why would a professional come to a Mickey Mouse organization where on a manager’s whims a player could be shipped out again with no certainty over his short or long term future?