Date: 14th September 2018 at 8:00am
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I think it’s fair to say that Everton fans have seen both the best and the worst of Turkish striker Cenk Tosun.

The 27-year-old arrived from Besiktas in a deal worth a reported £27million back in the last January transfer window. It took him some time to get up to speed in terms of fitness as he made the adjustment to the levels in the Premier League but when games started flowing after he’d begun settling in, we saw exactly what he was about and he gave a return of five goals in 14 appearances which isn’t too bad for a maiden season at a club given everything a move entails.

This season he’s taken in five games under manager Marco Silva, but he is yet to find the back of the net and whilst few are actually criticising his efforts in games, there’s a decent debate on social media as to whether we are now playing to his strengths.

I’m torn as I see sense in a fair few of the opinions expressed above, but he has contributed two assists so it’s also way too early to even think of writing him off as he’s doing a job, even if it’s not quite the one we want or expect now.

All strikers have dips and his service hasn’t been great, but as long as he’s putting in the yards and contributing to others scoring like many I’ll have few complaints.

 

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