Everton decided to loan out Moise Kean and Theo Walcott during the summer transfer window.
Both men had lost their way at Goodison Park, but have both caught the eye for PSG and Southampton respectively.
They’re both also players who could have deputised for Dominic Calvert-Lewin up front for Carlo Ancelotti.
Their departures have thrust Cenk Tosun into the role of backup striker, after injury cut short his loan at Crystal Palace last season.
The £27 million (Sky Sports) man hasn’t consistently showed his best form since signing under Sam Allardyce in January 2018.
He was brought in from the cold somewhat and now appears to be Everton’s Plan B in attack.
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During the current international break, he has found the net twice for Turkey.
Both were from the penalty spot, but that should give Tosun the confidence to kickstart his season.
Nigel Martyn speaking to Everton News: Archive
Tosun will likely be thrown on from the bench in the coming weeks when Everton need a goal, and he does offer a physical threat around the box.
He needs to use his intelligence to work off Calvert-Lewin, who is the established top striker at Goodison now.
It’s not easy coming off the bench – starts will be hard to come by because of Calvert-Lewin’s form – but Tosun has to make the most of his opportunities.
He has to take the confidence from this international break to try to salvage his Goodison career.