30-year-old Oumar Niasse joined Premier League side Everton for a hug £16.1million fee at the start of February 2016. His time on Merseyside has seen him make just 42 appearances for the Toffees (nine goals/four assists) as well as loan spells at Hull City and Cardiff. He was also offered to Leeds United in January. Now, he is about to be released by the Premier League side on a free according to Football Insider.
Football Insider’s writer Wayne Veysey notes that “Everton are set to bin” Senegal striker Niasse “when his contract expires next month.” referring to an ‘Everton source’, Veysey writes that the Merseyside outfit have no plans to offer an extension to the four-and-a-half-year deal that Niasse penned when initially signing for the club.
Indeed, in a previous story from mid-January, Veysey writes that the Premier League side was looking to actively move him out on a further loan and that Leeds United had been offered up as one of the clubs to take him.
Whilst he has obviously not found his feet at Everton, the nine-cap/three-goal Senegal striker does have goals in him. He’s netted nine times for Everton since signing from Lokomotiv Moscow. For the Russians, Niasse had a sparkling record of 19 goals and 14 assists in just 42 games.
Looking further into his career, he has 15 goals and seven assists during his time in Turkish football with Akhisarspor as well as five in 19 appearances for Hull City. He has also scored 12 in 10 games for Everton’s Under-23s when he has turned out for them.
This season has been somewhat a nothing season for him, the striker only featuring three times (19 minutes) for Everton in the Premier League. He has, however, featured twice in the EFL Trophy, scoring two goals in the 7-6 loss on penalties to League Two side Crewe Alexandra.
Premier League experience + goals.
No, defintely not!
Big wage, few goals.