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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1 Posted 07/01/2021 at 19:02:14
More importantly it would hopefully see us sign a decent quality forward with some electric pace, probably on an initial loan.
2 Posted 07/01/2021 at 20:18:59
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.
3 Posted 07/01/2021 at 20:33:12
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.
4 Posted 07/01/2021 at 20:48:11
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.
5 Posted 07/01/2021 at 21:16:38
6 Posted 07/01/2021 at 21:37:12
7 Posted 07/01/2021 at 21:50:06
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.)
8 Posted 07/01/2021 at 22:41:42
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.
9 Posted 07/01/2021 at 23:01:13
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.
10 Posted 07/01/2021 at 23:21:23
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.
11 Posted 07/01/2021 at 00:02:44
Get Rabiot in, and think of him, Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison, James as an attacking force?
12 Posted 08/01/2021 at 09:21:58
13 Posted 08/01/2021 at 09:24:21
14 Posted 08/01/2021 at 10:58:53
He plays like he needs bloody reviving!
15 Posted 08/01/2021 at 11:14:43
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.
16 Posted 11/01/2021 at 12:05:33
17 Posted 13/01/2021 at 23:00:57
18 Posted 14/01/2021 at 12:10:39
19 Posted 14/01/2021 at 12:23:44
20 Posted 14/01/2021 at 13:39:21
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