Everton are set to offload Oumar Niasse this summer upon the expiry of his contract.
According to Football Insider, the Senegalese forward will be departing from the Merseyside outfit in the next transfer window as his current contract comes to an end. The Blues are not interested in offering Niasse a new deal, having made it clear that the club’s plans do not involve him moving forward.
Everton signed the 30-year-old from Lokomotiv Moscow in 2016 for a fee of £13.5 illion (via BBC Sport). Poached by former manager Roberto Martinez, the club had reportedly followed Niasse ‘for a long time’. However, since his arrival, he has made just 42 appearances and has scored nine goals in that time (via Transfermarkt).
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New arrivals and rising stars like Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin have usurped Niasse to the point where he has been completely forgotten. The Senegal international has played a measly 19 minutes out of the entire 2019/20 season.
After joining the Toffees for £13.5m, multiple loan spells and poor performances have seen his market value plummet. According to Transfermarkt, Niasse is now worth £2.8m, which is a mammoth 79% drop from what Everton spent on him.
A move away at long last will benefit both parties – Everton will no longer need to pay his wages and the forward can look to finally secure regular game time.
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