Everton rejected Besiktas’ request to sign Cenk Tosun on loan during the summer transfer window, according to Fotomac.
Marco Silva brought in some talented players before the season began, but he did not recruit a new striker.
Tosun has been the man to lead the line so far in the campaign, but it could have been a different story.
According to Fotomac, Besiktas tried to re-sign the Turkish international on loan less than half a year after selling him to Everton in January 2018.
However, the Toffees’ director of football Marcel Brands rejected the approach but is said to have not closed the door on a future deal.
Unfortunately for the Merseyside outfit, Tosun is yet to get off the mark despite starting five of the club’s six Premier League fixtures.
In hindsight, if Everton had granted a loan arrangement then they would have been forced to jump into the market to buy a recognised striker, which may have benefitted them.
However, there was no reason for Marco Silva not to put faith in Tosun, and in fairness to the forward, some of his performances have been decent with only the end product missing.
In a few games’ time, the 27-year-old may have found his stride but by January, if he continues to struggle in front of goal then Everton will need to consider bringing in a new hitman.