Report: Everton weigh up Oumar Niasse, Cenk Tosun axe

Cenk Tosun before the Premier League match between Everton and Huddersfield Town at Goodison Park on September 1, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Everton could reportedly offload the struggling duo.

Oumar Niasse on the ball during the Premier League match between Everton and Southampton at Goodison Park on August 18, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Is it the beginning of the end for Cenk Tosun and Oumar Niasse at Everton? According to a report, maybe.

The Echo have reported that Everton Director of Football Marcel Brands is willing to sell the struggling pair this month.

Tosun, who cost the Toffees £27 million last January [Telegraph], has only managed two goals from 15 Premier League appearances this season.

And Niasse, a £13.5 million signing under Roberto Martinez three years ago [Telegraph], has only managed 10 minutes of league football since September after being told indirectly that he has no future under Marco Silva.

 

Unsurprisingly, The Echo claims that the Merseyside outift and Brands himself are 'open' to offloading the two strugglers.

If true, it's definitely good news for Everton; not only because whatever they recoup from potential sales could fund new signings, but because if Brands sells two strikers, the assumption would have to be that the Dutch director intends to sign at least one recognised centre-forward to compete with Richarlison up front.

Silva's side, who host Bournemouth today, are 11th in the Premier League table.

Cenk Tosun before the Premier League match between Everton and Huddersfield Town at Goodison Park on September 1, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Register for EVERTON team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch