Roberto Martinez explains what Oumar Niasse will bring to Everton, effects of Aiden McGeady loan

Aiden McGeady

Everton manager Roberto Martinez addressed the media ahead of his side's Premier League clash with Newcastle United tomorrow night.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has said new signing Oumar Niasse will bring something completely different to their attacking options. 

Speaking at his press conference ahead of their game against Newcastle, as shown on the club's YouTube channel, Martinez said the deadline day signing from Lokomotiv Moscow would not be a back-up to anyone, but says he will need to work on his fitness to get up to speed - though he suggested he could make an instant impact when given the opportunity.

Martinez said: "We're very pleased to bring Oumar because we've been tracking him for a long time.

"He is going bring something completely different from anything of our attacking players

"He's not back-up for anyone, he's got his own ability, his own conditiions, he is someone who can stretch defenders, he can cope with the physicality of the Premier league straight away

"We need to get him back to full fitness as quick as we can

"If you look at the amount of assists rather than the goals he scores he is a striker that can fit in different formations."

During this season he has managed to find the net on 16 occasions and has 10 assists to his name in all competitions before the winter break. 

One man who left Goodison Park yesterday was Aiden McGeady, who joined Championship side Sheffield Wednesday on loan in order to get some more game time under his belt, and Martinez expects the Republic of Ireland international to return in pre-season ready to show what he can do.

The Everton boss added: "I don't think it's a decision that affects the long-term planning, Aiden needed to play and the next four months are vital in terms of getting some playing time.

"If everything works well and he's got the opportunity to represent Ireland in the Euros, at a very important period in his career." 

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