Everton have slapped an £8 million price tag on their unwanted striker Oumar Niasse, according to the Daily Mail.

The forward joined the Toffees in 2016 when Roberto Martinez was in charge, but already Ronald Koeman is looking to offload him, to get his £80,000 weekly salary off the wage bill.

Niasse made a positive impression in a loan spell at Hull City in the second half of last season, but has never scored for Everton, and with plenty of reinforcements arriving already this summer, the chance to recoup some of their outlay will be welcomed.

In total the striker, who can play through the middle or in a wider role, found the net five times at the KCOM Stadium in the previous campaign.

Koeman has brought in Wayne Rooney and Sandro Ramirez already in this transfer window, and is said to be searching for another forward, which would leave the Senegal international well down the pecking order at Goodison Park.

The emergence of Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the attacking areas is another positive for the Dutchman, and why he can afford to get rid of Niasse.

Brighton and Hove Albion are said to be monitoring the situation with the Senegalese player. They have recently pulled out of a move to sign Raphael Dwamena from Zurich, because the player failed to pass a medical.

The Premier League newcomers are looking to bolster their forward options having failed to score in their opening three matches at the top level.

Chris Hughton knows that if he cannot find a goalscorer then his side are going to find it very hard to remain in the division come the end of the season, so a move for Niasse could well be a wise one.

After picking up their first Premier League point on Saturday, Brighton will be looking to secure at least one deal before the window closes on Thursday, with the Everton man being a cheap looking option that could have plenty of upside.

2 COMMENTS

  1. The best striker Everton have right now is Oumar Niasse, a player that Kouman won’t even say Hello to.
    Niasse would have scored with that pass from Rooney! He may even have got another one too.

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