Oumar Niasse says Everton's Aaron Lennon helped him adapt

Aaron Lennon of Everton shakes hands with Ronald Koeman, Manager of Everton as he is substituted in the second half during the Premier League match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison...

Everton's Oumar Niasse reveals that he had help from Aaron Lennon after joining the Toffees.

Oumar Niasse of Everton celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the Premier League match between Everton and AFC Bournemouth at Goodison Park on September 23, 2017 in Liverpool,...

Oumar Niasse has revealed to The Liverpool Echo that Aaron Lennon regularly offered him a helping hand after joining Everton 18 months ago.

The 27-year-old striker signed for the Toffees in a £13.5 million deal from Lokomotiv Moscow in January 2016.

Joining another club midway through the season is never easy and the Senegal international initially struggled to adapt to the Premier League after failing to score in any of his first seven games for Everton.

Oumar Niasse of Everton celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Everton and AFC Bournemouth at Goodison Park on September 23, 2017 in Liverpool,...

Things weren't going great on the pitch, but Niasse, who spent last season on loan with Hull City, says that Lennon was among the Everton lads who tried his best to help him settle off the pitch.

He told The Liverpool Echo: "It’s not difficult when you arrive at Everton , it’s much more difficult when I left to go to Russia and Turkey.

"At Everton when you arrive you can feel, before you’ve even been on this kind of project, you arrive and there are always people to help you settle and asking you about everything you need.

"I remember when I arrived Aaron Lennon was always every day asking ‘If there’s anything you need, call me.’ In the future anything could happen to you and you always think this club can help you.

Everton's Senegalese striker Oumar Niasse greets the crowd on the pitch before the English Premier League football match between Everton and Newcastle United at Goodison Park in Liverpool,...

"I think the most important thing is to be ready and I have been every time. The first three or four months here were difficult but after that I’ve kept my mind and I’ve tried to settle and I think I’m settling very, very well now."

Niasse didn't set the Premier League alight with the Tigers, netting four goals in 17 top-flight games last season, but it could be different this season.

The Senegalese hitman has three goals in one start across all competitions for the Goodison Park side, including scoring both in the 2-1 win over Bournemouth last month.

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