According to a report from the Liverpool Echo, Everton fringe duo Oumar Niasse and Cuco Martina may remain at Goodison Park for the foreseeable future due to the fact no ‘concrete’ offers have been made for either of them – prompting a furious backlash from fans who feel the need to offload deadwood.
Niasse, who was signed by former boss Roberto Martinez in January 2016 for £13.5 million from Lokomotiv Moscow, has played just 19 minutes in the league this season over three cameo appearances off the bench. Meanwhile, Martina, brought to Merseyside by Ronald Koeman, hasn’t run out for the Toffees atoll since March 2018 against Burnley.
The Senegalese forward, when playing regularly during the 2017/2018 season for Everton before his spell on loan at Cardiff City, amassed 1.7 shots per game while registering eight goals and two assists over 22 overall league appearances, as per WhoScored.com. Preferred Toffees forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin has managed to better those stats entirely so far this season, averaging 2.2 shots, totalling 10 goals and winning almost four times as many aerial duels.
Martina, who spent the latter stages of 2018/2019 out on loan at Feyenoord before injury scuppered his chances of a permanent move, also played regularly two seasons ago – even managing to make 2.9 tackles per game and 5.6 clearances per game (SofaScore). However, a combination of poor form and a knee injury reduced his contribution to the side entirely despite a fairly solid debut campaign.
As a result, supporters have been begging the club to ship the duo elsewhere and get them off the payroll – find all of their best comments down below.
Just release them both now
— Sam Card (@1986samc) January 23, 2020
Never have trash cost more
— Bjørnen (@Evertoningen) January 23, 2020
Let them rot in the stands Carlo they wouldn’t get in my saturday side
— Lee Moore (@mooro50) January 23, 2020
Give them away, just get them off the wage bill.
— Gary🏳️🌈👮🏻♂️📱+🍺+🚘=❌ (@gazefc) January 23, 2020
It must be like being the kid in school who no one wanted on their side.
Except that he’s being paid loads for being useless.
— Lauritz707 (@BLOG7O7LOL) January 23, 2020
Release them. Disgrace how they are still here
— JLapham (@joelappo) January 23, 2020
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