Everton have become renowned for making poor transfer decisions under Farhad Moshiri, splashing out more than £600m on players over the last six years, and now one of the worst signings of his tenure is set to exit the club this summer.
Turkish media outlet Star has reported that a three-year deal has been agreed for Cenk Tosun to rejoin Besiktas when his Everton contract expires in June.
The striker, who played for the Istanbul club before he joined Everton and went back on loan in 2021, will earn a rumoured €1.6m (£1.34m) per year in his latest stint with Besiktas.
Everton’s signing of the Turkish striker has been a complete failure and could definitely be considered one of Moshiri’s worst signings so far when you look at the 30-year-old’s impact since his arrival at Goodison Park.
Over the last four years, Tosun has only made 61 appearances for the Toffees, scoring just 11 goals. When you consider that the club paid £27m (and £69k-p/w in wages) for him, it’s fair to say that Moshiri has wasted a lot of money on the signing.
The forward – who was “desperate” to play for the club according to former Everton manager Sam Allardyce – has only made three appearances this season, with a combination of just 11 minutes played across the FA Cup and Premier League. That further illustrates that his presence at the club isn’t valued considering that Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison have picked up multiple injuries this season, yet he has not been selected even with that duo sidelined.
All things considered, Everton will now be able reduce their wage bill to make room for a new player to join the squad in the summer, depending on whether or not they can maintain their Premier League status for next season. Either way, Moshiri must learn from the Tosun disaster moving forward when considering potential new additions from hereon.
In other news: Lampard must do everything to keep this player at Everton