Everton’s Marco Silva insists striker Cenk Tosun has future at club

• ‘Why would he not?’ says manager about Turk signed a year ago
• Silva praises progress of fellow striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin

Marco Silva believes Dominic Calvert-Lewin can still get better as a goalscoring striker but denied his decision to start him in the last three matches means Cenk Tosun does not have a future at Everton.

The Turkish striker signed last January was not even in the squad for Everton’s 5-1 win at Burnley on Boxing Day, but Silva insisted there was nothing sinister in his policy of resting players during a busy period. “Of course Tosun has a future here, why would he not?” the Everton manager asked. “I decided to go with Oumar Niasse for a change, that’s all. James McCarthy and Morgan Schneiderlin were also not in the squad, but that was one specific game for which we decided to change the formation.

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