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Palace could revive interest in Tosun

| Thursday, 07 January 2021 20comments  |  Jump to last
A return to Crystal Palace isn't out of the question for Cenk Tosun according to a report in Turkey.

Fotomac suggest that while West Bromwich Albion remain in the hunt for the striker, a return to Besiktas isn't on the cards because of his wages.

However, Palace have apparently registered their interest in Tosun who was on loan at Selhurst Park last season until he suffered a serious knee injury and had to return to Everton.

It was thought that the Eagles were keen on signing him permanently before the injury.

Meanwhile, a reunion for Tosun with Sam Allardyce at struggling West Brom continues to be mooted in the media, although it appears less likely than when the former Blues boss took over at the Hawthorns last month.

Tosun himself told Tivibu TV: “I will make a decision in a period of 2-3 weeks. Will I stay here and fight the form, or whether I will be hired to a club, score my goals again and go to EURO 2020.

“We have two main strikers with me and Calvert-Lewin, my transfer depends on the club.

"Ancelotti said that he trusts me very much. If I get a chance to play in 2-3 weeks, I'll make my own way.”

Original Source: Fotomac  

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Tony Everan
1 Posted 07/01/2021 at 19:02:14
He was doing ok for Palace and seemed to fit into their way of playing. The fans liked his commitment, he could be an excellent signing for them. It’s good news if both Palace and WBA want him.

More importantly it would hopefully see us sign a decent quality forward with some electric pace, probably on an initial loan.

David Pearl
2 Posted 07/01/2021 at 20:18:59
Tony, didn't he score on his debut vs Man City? I also think he would suit Palace better. Then again, l also think if he stopped trying so hard, coupled of course with us crossing the ball for him, he might bag a few for us. As it is, if we can get him off the books, we do need someone else to add to Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison.

Who would be available is anyone's guess, plus we continue to be linked to central midfielders. If Brands gets shut of Bernard, Tosun Besic and Bolasie, that's surely good enough to allow us to bring at least one in.

Steve Shave
3 Posted 07/01/2021 at 20:33:12
Yes agree chaps, I think Palace would be a good move for all parties, a thing north of £9-£10M would be acceptable (though representative of a terrible waste of funds). I really wanted him to work out but really hope he goes giving us the chance to sign someone more promising.

The ideal replacement would be Edouard, might be possible, just changed agents and Celtic are in disarray. I think we could actually see movement in this window, hopefully ins as well as outs.

Robert Tressell
4 Posted 07/01/2021 at 20:48:11
I'd be surprised if we get more than £5m for Tosun. More likely a loan in Jan than a sale too, I expect.

And having seen Simms, I'd really worry that any exit for Tosun would leave us really short in attack. He's just not ready. We'd have to get someone in - either a short term deal for Costa, Arnautovic or Mandzukic or a bit of investment in someone like Edouard.

Minik Hansen
5 Posted 07/01/2021 at 21:16:38
Exit Tosun, enter Milik.
Pat Kelly
6 Posted 07/01/2021 at 21:37:12
First Moise Kean and now Tosun. There goes the premiership for another year.
Kase Chow
7 Posted 07/01/2021 at 21:50:06
Robert #4

How can Simms make less of an impression than Tosun?

Apologies but can you share anything of note that Tosun has done this season? (Happy for you to include if he has successfully time wasted in the corner flag rather than just being shrugged off the ball.)

Steve Shave
8 Posted 07/01/2021 at 22:41:42
Sorry Robert, I'm with Kase on this one. Tosun has offered next to nothing other than he is a striker to bring off the bench. I am not suggesting Simms should be our only back-up to Calvert-Lewin and think, if we let Cenk go, we will need to bring someone in but he couldn't really do any worse?

It would be good for him to get a few minutes in the big boys league and see if he can adapt, we won't know the answer to that with him only playing in the U23s.

Robert Tressell
9 Posted 07/01/2021 at 23:01:13
I'm not saying I wouldn't rather have Milik or Mariano Diaz etc. I'm saying we'd be very light on cover if Tosun left with no replacement.

Cenk is an international with Champions League goals. He's not that hopeless. He's about a 5- to 8-goal-a-season man in the Premier League. That sounds terrible but it's the standard of centre forwards for teams lower in the Premier League table – and maybe more than Ayew or Benteke will get for Palace (which is why they're interested). Some of his play is quite intelligent and he works fairly hard.

Simms is a good goalscorer for the U23s but he can be fairly anonymous at that level too. Centre-forward play is more than just running onto balls over the top which is what Simms does best.

Hopefully the answer is neither (because Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison stay fit) but Tosun is way better than Simms – at least at the moment.

And to be fair, Ancelotti has done a good job rehabilitating some lost causes too, already.

Justin Doone
10 Posted 07/01/2021 at 23:21:23
Good to shift him on. Not a bad player but done very little for us and hasn't suited our style or maybe the Premier League in general.

Stay or go, we need better cover. Simms just isn't ready and Gordon struggles to get game time.

It would be good of big Sam A to take him but I think he realises what a mistake it was.

Ricky Oak
11 Posted 07/01/2021 at 00:02:44
Offload him, unfortunately he's not working out with us.

Get Rabiot in, and think of him, Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison, James as an attacking force?

Robert Tressell
12 Posted 08/01/2021 at 09:21:58
I'd have loved Rabiot over summer, Ricky, but he's now a mainstay at Juventus. They won't be selling - and he wouldn't come now that he's playing first team in a side gunning for multiple trophies each season. That ship has sailed.
Christy Ring
13 Posted 08/01/2021 at 09:24:21
I've no problem off loading Tosun, but with Kean also on loan, we have to bring in a striker first. Calvert-Lewin is our only striker, King from Bournemouth would be an upgrade, and not over expensive.
Kenny Smith
14 Posted 08/01/2021 at 10:58:53
Palace could revive interest in Tosun...

He plays like he needs bloody reviving!

Fran Mitchell
15 Posted 08/01/2021 at 11:14:43
Odd one is Tosun. He stats pre-Everton are decent, making you think there is a player there.

But he's slow, lacks skill, at 6' is not exactly a 'big man', isn't particlarly strong in the air, is easily pushed off the ball. So he's neither a 'target man', nor a modern all round forward.

He might be a decent finisher, might...but strikers can't simply just stand around the box and wait for tap ins, not any more. You need pace, anticipation, aggression, strength and more to get the 'tap-ins'.

The fact we spent 25 million on him is scandelous. Sell him, for whatever we can get.

Josh King would be a good replacement - he'd offer back up/competition for both DCL and Richarlison. We need forwards with pace - so Milik doesn't really fit that bill. And i'll imagine he'll be off to Atletico.

Steve Mink
16 Posted 11/01/2021 at 12:05:33
I've always liked Arnautovic. Can be mardy I grant you, but on song would be great as a filler for us.
Soren Moyer
17 Posted 13/01/2021 at 23:00:57
"Palace could revive interest in Tosun".


Alun Jones
18 Posted 14/01/2021 at 12:10:39
Kase it’s a bit difficult to make an impression sitting on the bench. However he also scored one and almost scored another against Rotherham in his rare start.
Dave Abrahams
19 Posted 14/01/2021 at 12:23:44
Soren (17), mind your own business, Palace know what they are doing, just be grateful!!
Soren Moyer
20 Posted 14/01/2021 at 13:39:21
Dave, sorry 😄.

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