There’s a report in the Sun that Newcastle is one of the clubs interested in signing Everton striker Oumar Niasse.
He is 27 years-old and has played 8 times with 3 goals for Senegal but has seen very precious playing time at the Toffees since joining them back in February of last year for a fee of around £13.5M.
He joined on on a four-and-a-half year deal from Lokomotiv Moscow after spending two seasons in Russia where he scored 19 goals with 14 assists in 42 total appearances.
27-year-old Everton striker Oumar Niasse
He has made just 7 first team appearances for Everton.
There’s interest in him now since he had a half season loan at Hull City this year and scored 5 goals in just 13 appearances for the Tigers.
Other Premier League clubs like Burnley and Brighton & Hove Albion are also interested in signing him, and the Sun reports that Brighton is in the lead to sign him.
Like some other players at Everton, manager Ronald Koeman has told Niassehe he has no future at the Goodison Park club.
Koeman wants him off the wage bill next season, so he is willing to send him out on loan for the season with an option to buy him next year.
That kind of deal attracts PL clubs with little money to spend compared to mid-table PL clubs and higher – that includes newly promoted Newcastle – at least for this summer.
The Toffees want about £10M for the 6ft tall striker.
It’s not clear how keen Rafa is to bring in the 27-year-old with Brighton manager Chris Hughton seeming to be a lot more interested in his capture.
But he would provide Newcastle with something up front for a small outlay this summer – but the big question is whether he is any better than what we already have at the club – that’s the real issue for the Magpies.
His form for Hull this year is the bright spot.
What do you think?