Everton forward Cenk Tosun is days away from re-joining Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt, according to Frankfurter Rundschau.
The Wetzlar-born striker began his career in Die Adler’s academy, but only made one appearance for the Commerzbank-Arena native’s first-team before joining Gaziantepspor in 2011 and later Besiktas in 2014 as a free agent.
Adi Hutter’s side are in talks with Tosun over a return to Germany, however, as they are yet to adequately replace the departures of Luka Jovic and Sebastien Haller.
The German publication does not note negotiations between Frankfurt and Everton, but Tosun’s £60,000-a-week Blues contact is thought to be problematic for Die Adler and discussions between the club and striker are ‘very far’ from being finalised.
Although Turkey international Tosun confirmed the exchanges of interest with Wiesbadener Kurier, noting that he wants to finalise his recovery from a knee ligament injury before signalling his commitment to moving – which Frankfurter Rundschau hint toward being necessary for a deal to occur.
The 28-year-old suffered the blow while on international duty after the Premier League season drew to a close earlier in the year, but is near to full fitness hence his inclusion on the bench against Crystal Palace last weekend.
Wiesbadener Kurier add that a loan deal for Tosun to re-join Frankfurt may be possible, but Hutter’s outfit are also considering moves for a range of other attacking options with the Bundesliga window open until 18:00 on September 2.
When Everton supporters on Reddit noted the reports of interest in Tosun, many wished the 38-cap forward well, having been a consummate professional with us even though he failed to reach the levels we hoped he could reach in Royal Blue.
Others reflected on the lack of concrete advances by lower-half Premier League sides this summer, and whether or not Frankfurt will be able to present a permanent offer in any negotiations.
Here’s what these Toffees supporters have shared…