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Everton have to let Oumar Niasse go in January

Everton have to let Oumar Niasse go in January

According to The Liverpool Echo, Everton are looking to sell out-of-favour striker Oumar Niasse in January, with Cardiff showing interest. 

The Senegal international has had to settle for four substitute appearances in the Premier League this season, as he is clearly not a favourite under new boss at Goodison Park, Marco Silva. However, The Bluebirds are only looking to sign the striker on loan until the end of the season.

The 28-year-old had his best season at Everton during the 2017/18 campaign, where made 22 appearances and scored eight goals. However, even then, 12 of those appearances were from the bench. He has clearly never been able to settle down at Everton since joining from Russian side Lokomotiv Moscow, and if anything, it is unfair to keep the player at Goodison Park to waste his career.

What is surely the final nail in the coffin for the 9-cap international’s career at Goodison Park is the fact that Everton have been without a striker this season, yet Silva has still been reluctant to turn to Niasse. As Cenk Tosun has struggled this season, the Portuguese manager has favoured playing winger Richarlison up front rather than giving the Senegalese a chance. That is surely a clear enough indication that he is not only an outcast at the moment, but that he will never make it in this Everton team.

The trouble is, Everton would surely want to let him leave permanently, rather than loaning him to Cardiff. Therefore, it is more likely that they will wait until a permanent offer comes for him, as they would not want to use up their wage bill on him any longer.

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