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Leeds United: Club should avoid going back in for Oumar Niasse amid news of likely Everton exit

Leeds United: Club should avoid going back in for Oumar Niasse amid news of likely Everton exit - Leeds United

Everton striker Oumar Niasse will be allowed to leave the club this summer, having previously been offered to Leeds United.

The 30-year-old Senegalese forward has struggled to make a name for himself at Goodison Park since joining the club back in 2016 from Lokomotiv Moscow.

Spending the last five seasons with the Merseyside club, Niasse has also had loan spells away from the club, featuring for Hull City and Cardiff City.

Having made just three appearances this term, it is now expected that he will be allowed to leave the club when his current contract expires at the end of June.

And, that has now seemingly been confirmed after a source close to the club told Football Insider that the striker has been frozen out of Carlo Ancelotti’s side.

Having been offered to a number of Championship clubs, including Leeds United, Niasse could yet find himself remaining in English football and in fact the Premier League if the Yorkshire club offer terms. Indeed, he rejected a move to Elland Road in January as he was unwilling to drop down a division, but if the Whites are promoted, he may be more tempted by a summer transfer.

Leeds are certainly in the market to find a striker and bolster their options ahead of a likely top-flight return next season, having just Patrick Bamford as an established goalscorer at present.

That being said, Jean-Kevin Augustin is expected to improve his form at the club after being seen to come back training in good shape, which could see his loan become a permanent deal.

Given Augustin is eight-years younger than Niasse and has already represented the likes of RB Leipzig and Monaco, Leeds would probably be better off investing more time in getting him up to speed than signing a player who has only ever netted 12 Premier League goals in 65 appearances (Transfermarkt).

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