Report: Several Premier League clubs want Everton striker Oumar Niasse

Everton manager Marco Silva during the Pre-Season Friendly at Gigg Lane on July 18, 2018 in Bury, England.

Crystal Palace and Brighton have previously been linked with Oumar Niasse, who is out of favour at Premier League outfit Everton.

Oumar Niasse of Everton and Jan Bednarek challenge for the ball during the Carabao Cup third round match between Everton and Southampton at Goodison Park on October 2, 2018 in Liverpool,...

Oumar Niasse might not be getting a game for Everton right now but that has not stopped other Premier League clubs from expressing an interest.

That is according to Fanatik anyway. It is claimed that a number of unnamed top flight outfits are keen to rescue the striker from his Goodison Park purgatory.

Galatasaray are also keen to bring the former Akhispor forward back to Turkey. But, Fanatik adds, they can only afford to sign on loan for fear of breaching Financial Fair Play regulations.

 

So this provides an advance for any Premier League club willing to offer Niasse a fresh start. The 28-year-old does have a respectable record in the division, scoring eight times in just 10 starts for Everton in 2017/18.

Niasse, who moved to Everton from Lokomotiv Moscow for £13 million, also impressed during a loan spell at Hull City in the second half of 2016/17.

28th August 2018, Goodison Park, Liverpool, England; Carabao Cup football 2nd round, Everton versus Rotherham; Oumar Niasse of Everton turns away from Semi Ajayi of Rotherham United

Now, The Times report that Crystal Palace were close to signing Niasse a year ago but a deadline day move fell through due to the demands of his representatives. Palace are still crying out for a striker so it would be little surprise if they are one of Fanatik’s unnamed suitors.

Brighton, meanwhile, were apparently keen in January according to The Guardian and Niasse could ease their over-reliance on 35-year-old Glenn Murray.

Oumar Niasse of Everton celebrates scoring his side's second goal with Idrissa Gueye during the Premier League match between Everton and Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on February 10,...

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