Cenk Tosun completes his return to Besiktas as out-of-favour Everton striker rejoins Istanbul side on loan until the end of the season
- Cenk Tosun has completed his loan move back to Besiktas from Everton
- The 29-year-old had fallen out of favour at Goodison Park and sought a move
- Tosun spent four years at Besiktas before joining Everton for £27million in 2018
Everton centre forward Cenk Tosun has completed his much-anticipated return to Besiktas on loan until the end of the season.
Tosun joined Everton in 2018 from Besiktas for a sizeable £27million, but has failed to make himself a first-team regular under successive managers. He has scored a meagre nine goals in 49 Premier League games for the Toffees.
The Turkey international has played just 164 minutes of football this season, making five substitute appearances in the Premier League and starting only against Championship side Rotherham United in the FA Cup third round, a game in which he scored.
Cenk Tosun has secured his return to Besiktas on loan from Everton for the rest of the season
The striker has failed to make himself a first-team regular under successive Everton managers
Emphasising how far down the pecking order he has fallen, Tosun has only played a total of 12 minutes of league football since early December.
The 29-year-old enjoyed a much more fruitful spell in the four years he spent at Besiktas before coming to the Premier League, netting 41 goals in 96 games.
Tosun had been linked with several clubs, including Besiktas’ Turkish rivals Fenerbahce. Celta Vigo and CSKA Moscow had also shown interest in Tosun but he preferred to return to Turkey if Besiktas agree on a bonus plus his salary.
Tosun had a fruitful four years at Besiktas before joining Everton, netting 41 goals in 96 games
Tosun (left) signed for Everton from Besiktas back in January 2018 in a deal worth £27million