Valencia was announced as the final signing of the 2016 summer transfer window when his season-long loan from West Ham was finalised in the final hour before the deadline and he will wear No.19 this season.
Niasse, who was not given a shirt number when the first squad of the season was confirmed prior to the start of the season, is named among the Toffees' 25-man roster which must feature at least eight home-grown players.
Tyias Browning and Matthew Pennington have made the list but, being under 21, the likes of Tom Davies and Kieran Dowell are among the unlimited number of Academy players that clubs are able to field.
Full Everton first-team squad
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1 Posted 01/09/2016 at 18:48:04
I suppose that's sensible given there's only four senior strikers at the club.
But of a climbdown for Koeman if he actually ends up being needed and playing.
2 Posted 01/09/2016 at 18:48:53
3 Posted 01/09/2016 at 19:08:18
4 Posted 01/09/2016 at 19:18:41
5 Posted 01/09/2016 at 19:22:11
Is it unreasonable to expect Koeman to be able to improve him to some extent, even to an extent that another club might become interested?
6 Posted 01/09/2016 at 19:33:43
7 Posted 01/09/2016 at 19:34:02
8 Posted 01/09/2016 at 19:35:38
9 Posted 01/09/2016 at 20:00:08
The tea lady
10 Posted 01/09/2016 at 20:35:24
Having made his well penned quote "He will have to leave if he wants football (or thereabouts), he will be forced to eat his own words. Cannot understand why he wasn't offered up to someone. Perhaps he was?
11 Posted 01/09/2016 at 20:39:48
12 Posted 01/09/2016 at 20:44:38
McGeady at least took the hint but Niasse is in there like a limpet claiming his wages.
13 Posted 01/09/2016 at 20:51:16
14 Posted 01/09/2016 at 20:59:40
Sometimes life has a certain, undeniable symmetry...
15 Posted 01/09/2016 at 21:07:43
16 Posted 01/09/2016 at 21:13:11
Hard for him to come back though, earlier today I heard a mother in a supermarket shouting at her child, "Just listen to Jesus" he replied "Yes mammy I will listen to Jesus, can I have a cake?.."
ps: Not on Scotland Road... maybe it might do Niasse some good divine intervention and all that.
17 Posted 01/09/2016 at 21:24:56
Granted he would get limited if any game time, but we would be stupid not to include him if there's space. If we get injuries to Lukaku and Valencia then he might well be needed regardless to skill levels!
18 Posted 01/09/2016 at 21:58:00
19 Posted 01/09/2016 at 22:23:08
20 Posted 01/09/2016 at 22:31:25
21 Posted 01/09/2016 at 22:41:21
22 Posted 01/09/2016 at 23:02:42
23 Posted 01/09/2016 at 00:08:18
24 Posted 02/09/2016 at 00:34:14
A cult figure in the making.
All hail, Niasse!
25 Posted 02/09/2016 at 01:07:26
Perhaps some proper training could yet turn him into a legend .
*Cue video montage set to Rocky music of him beefing up in the gym, Big Dunc showing how to head the ball and generally scare the shit out of people, Barkley showing him the technique for hitting a bullet of a shot and him learning how to press by chasing footballing chickens.
He gets his chance against Sunderland after Mirallas pulls his hammy in the 12th minute...
Goals goals goals, Premier League, Champions League, Ballon d'Or .
Stranger things have happened right?
26 Posted 02/09/2016 at 01:27:17
27 Posted 02/09/2016 at 01:41:21
28 Posted 02/09/2016 at 01:45:00
Big Vic is free, apparently off to join Moyes's boys.
29 Posted 02/09/2016 at 03:29:02
30 Posted 02/09/2016 at 07:15:45
31 Posted 02/09/2016 at 07:39:21
Hopefully Valencia and Lukaku can find some chemistry on the pitch and keep us in the top 6 till January.
Based on Wednesday night a strong league position is the only way we can attract a few more pieces of the puzzle. They might end up costing us £50+ mill but we are not far from competing with the Sky sweethearts...
32 Posted 02/09/2016 at 10:57:14
How do you spend £13 mil on a player without due diligence? The RedShite and Balotelli springs to mind but then how many others have they signed never to be seen again?
33 Posted 02/09/2016 at 10:58:15
Ian (8) doubt he's pining much for Southampton, given that they just staged their annual talent exodus, with Mane, Pelle and Wanyama all going bye-bye.
34 Posted 02/09/2016 at 11:05:38
"What will we all say if Niasse scores a Derby winner?"
What horse was he riding?
35 Posted 02/09/2016 at 11:16:45
36 Posted 02/09/2016 at 11:32:21
It is similar, isn't it?
37 Posted 02/09/2016 at 11:32:44
38 Posted 02/09/2016 at 11:43:17
I don't see it as an issue with it at all to be honest.
Koeman said if he enjoys playing football he needs to leave Everton, didn't give him a squad number to make it clear he wasn't in his plans but now given he hasn't moved on, is being paid handsomely by the club and if push comes to shove we might need him he's back in the pecking order - albeit right at the back of it.
I can see the argument for giving someone like Conor that squad number but I'm sure RK / Unsworth etc. have got their reasons and Niasse's got the gig until January, which I'm sure he's happy about to be honest.
It also, as someone else pointed out, might give us a better chance of moving him on rather than have him completely off the radar.
File under nothing to see here.
39 Posted 02/09/2016 at 11:46:43
If RK has seen him in training he's clearly seen enough of him to realise he's not Premier League standard.
40 Posted 02/09/2016 at 11:55:16
41 Posted 02/09/2016 at 11:57:10
42 Posted 02/09/2016 at 12:05:33
43 Posted 02/09/2016 at 12:11:50
Imagine you're the new manager, sold on "The Project" and exercising your control over the playing staff whilst expecting serious investment into the squad as promised, obviously, blissfully unaware that its all a massive lie and we haven't got a bastard pot to piss-in. Until you get Enner Valencia on deadline day
44 Posted 02/09/2016 at 12:16:35
45 Posted 02/09/2016 at 13:14:29
46 Posted 02/09/2016 at 14:56:08
47 Posted 02/09/2016 at 16:13:33
48 Posted 02/09/2016 at 16:57:42
Add to that he will have been watched by officials from Everton at least once, so somebody must have thought he was worth the money.
He'll score as many as Lukaku has in the last 15 games, maybe more.
49 Posted 02/09/2016 at 17:07:54
50 Posted 02/09/2016 at 19:14:23
51 Posted 02/09/2016 at 19:20:21
I hope he turns it around yet. His confidence must be rock bottom. Put him in the U23s, give him a chance and let's see.
52 Posted 02/09/2016 at 20:40:01
He was bought by Martinez, and has been told publicly that he needs to move elsewhere if he wants to continue with a successful career. If no other club wants him, or he doesn't want to go for personal reasons, then that isn't the fault of anyone currently in charge.
If I was paying a large salary to someone (even if I didn't want them), I would find a way to make him earn his wages. We are not Man City who can afford to pay the likes of Toure to not play at all for 𧶀k a week.
If the boy comes good, then great; but I doubt he'll be still here come the end of the next transfer window.
54 Posted 03/09/2016 at 13:57:39
General opinion is a good player but lazy but didn't rule out the possibility of him making it in the Premier League, they just couldn't see it happening with them. Who knows what will happen eh.
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