The Everton fans in the Transfer Tavern have pretty much been the happiest of all sets of supporters who frequent in their droves this season.
With Ronald Koeman splashing the cash on Merseyside, the punters propping up our bar are now hoping the Dutchman trims some of the fat from his squad over the next few weeks. So, reports from the Sun have proved really rather interesting today.
They claim Toffees outcast Oumar Niasse is a man in demand this summer, with the likes of Brighton, Burnley and Newcastle United all reportedly keen. A complete flop at Goodison Park following his £13.5m move from Lokomotiv Moscow, the Senegalese marksman proved relatively impressive on loan with Hull City last term.
He notched four goals in 17 games for the Tigers and, while there are said to be a number of clubs keen, Brighton are reportedly leading the race. Everton are understood to be looking for around £10m and that fee isn’t thought to have put Chris Hughton off all too much down on the south coast.
Eager to get him out of the club, the Toffees in the Tavern can’t believe they could be in line for as much as £10m for the flop forward.
Niasse proved at Hull City that he’s capable enough in patches. While Everton’s big rebuild will likely leave him behind, the 27-year-old could be a good enough forward for a newly-promoted team.
With only Sam Baldock, Tomer Hemed and Glenn Murray to call on at the moment, the Seagulls could do with his pace heading into their maiden voyage in the top flight.