Social media frenzy over Beşiktaş coach’s ‘last look’ at striker Cenk Tosun amid reports of Everton transfer
Beşiktaş coach Şenol Güneş’s emotional gaze at Cenk Tosun, after the striker found the net in a Turkey Cup game late on Dec. 28, has heated up rumors that Tosun will sign with English Premier League club Everton.
Following the Dec. 28 game against Osmanlıspor, pictures of Tosun gesturing to Beşiktaş supporters after the game, apparently bidding farewell, went viral on social media, along with a picture of Güneş looking at him.
Güneş and other players can be seen in the emotional photo standing behind “Tosun the Pasha,” watching his possible farewell to the club.
“You deserve every penny you get. If you are heading to the island [Britain] I am ready to carry you on my back,” read one tweet posted by a Beşiktaş fan.
Beşiktaş won the cup game 4-1, with Tosun finding the net in the 51st minute.
The Guardian reported on Dec. 28 that Everton has agreed a 25 million pound deal with Beşiktaş to sign the 26-year-old Tosun, who will sign a four-and-a-half-year contract when the transfer window reopens on Jan. 1.