Oumar Niasse confident of regular Champions League football at Everton

The forward joined the club from Lokomotiv Moscow in January.

Oumar Niasse is confident Everton will be regulars in the Champions League in the next few years, he has told Sky Sports.

The forward was secured late in the January transfer window, with the Toffees moving swiftly to bring him in from Russian side Lokomotiv Moscow on deadline day.

He is yet to make his debut for Roberto Martinez’s side having worked on his fitness following the winter break in Russia.

He is now ready to step up and make his impact on the side though, and has grand ambitions, expecting the Toffees to be regulars in the Champions League in a few years.

"The coach? He's good,” he told Sky Sports.

“When you have a young team, with 21 or 22-year-olds playing good football it means they have someone good behind them, telling them how to play.

“When I met him I knew he was good person also. He can build something with Everton; we just have to take it step by step. In the next few years we can play in the Champions League every time."

Whether Everton can become regulars in the Champions League is sure to be dependent on their ability to keep their young stars in the future.

John Stones has already courted interest from Chelsea last summer, and may do again this year, while Romelu Lukaku’s form in front of goal is sure to have caught the attention of a number of club’s across Europe.

Ross Barkley’s performances will have caught the eye as well, and Everton are sure to face a fight to keep the trio in the coming years. In fact doing so will be vital to their hopes of breaking into that top four.

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