Report suggests Everton flop desperate to stay and impress Ronald Koeman

Oumar Niasse has endured a torrid time on Merseyside so far but is hoping for a fresh start under the new Everton boss.

Everton's new signing Oumar Niasse is presented to the fans before the game

He may have endured a terrible first five months at Goodison Park, but according to the Liverpool Echo Everton striker Oumar Niasse has no plans to leave the club this summer.

Niasse was signed by Roberto Martinez for £13.5 million from Lokomotiv Moscow on 1 February in a deal which made him the club's third-most expensive player of all time.

Though he was not expected to dislodge first-choice striker and top scorer Romelu Lukaku, there is no doubt that he has still been a hugely underwhelming signing so far, as he failed to settle into life in English football.

New manager Ronald Koeman poses with a Everton jersey after the press conference

The Senegalese forward managed just five Premier League appearances in the three-and-a-half months between his arrival and the end of the season, of which just two were starts.

With the sacking of Martinez last month debate began to surface about whether Niasse has any kind of future at Everton or whether the club will look to cut their losses and move on after such a poor start to the player's Toffees career.

New manager Ronald Koeman during the press conference

However, according to the Echo, the 26-year-old has no intention of moving on and is desperate to stay and fight for his place at the club under Martinez's replacement Ronald Koeman.

With a new manager coming in it will be something of a clean slate for Niasse, and with still four years left to run on the long-term deal he signed in February he will feel he should get plenty more opportunities to carve out a successful career for himself in England.

Everton have been linked heavily with several strikers both before and since Koeman's appointment, with some speculation suggesting that the Dutch boss will raid his old club for Italy forward Graziano Pelle.

However, Niasse will be hoping to prove that he can be the main competition - or perhaps, given the intense speculation, the main replacement - for Lukaku next season.

Everton's Romelu Lukaku and Oumar Niasse look dejected after Leicester's second goal

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