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Trabzonspor eye deal for Niasse

| Tuesday, 06 August 2019 32comments  |  Jump to last
Oumar Niasse is the subject of more speculation linking him with a return to Turkey, this time with Trabzonspor the reported suitor.

According to Fanatik, the Super Lig club are keen to conclude a deal for the Senegalese striker now that they have secured Alexander Sorloth on a two-year loan deal from Crystal Palace.

The report does not specify whether Trabzonspor are aiming for another loan arrangement of the kind seemingly favoured by Turkish clubs but it suggests a deal is close.

Chairman Ahmet Ağaoğlu'nun was quoted as saying, "We want to finish the transfer of the two striker until the start of the league."

Niasse, who arrived amid much optimism in January 2016 as one of Roberto Martinez's last acquisitions but has failed to live up to expectations, has a year remaining on his current contract at Goodison Park.

He has had spells on loan at Hull City under Marco Silva and, last season, Cardiff City where he failed to score as the Welsh club were demoted back to the Championship.

Update Fanatik are now reporting that Niasse has told Everton he wants to leave Goodison for Trabzonspor and that the move is "very close".

Original Source: Fanatik via Sport Witness  

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Des Farren
1 Posted 06/08/2019 at 17:35:00
Not entirely sure he was a Martinez acquisition.
In any event it would be nice to see him fixed up elsewhere (anywhere else).
Brian Wilkinson
2 Posted 06/08/2019 at 17:35:01
Lyndon, although not specified, you can bet your sweet life it will be a loan move.

Who can blame them, why buy players, when you can keep loaning every season.

I can guarantee we will continue to loan to Turkish teams for a small loan fee, shame we did not follow suit when we paid £27 million for Tosun.

Jack Convery
3 Posted 06/08/2019 at 17:49:37
Goodbye Oumar thanks for the effort you always put in.
Clarence Yurcan
4 Posted 06/08/2019 at 18:01:51
I'll always wish him well. He was a trier
Dermot Byrne
5 Posted 06/08/2019 at 18:09:28
Clarence #4 Trier of what?

But seriously, he was yeah.

Minik Hansen
6 Posted 06/08/2019 at 18:15:26
Just happy for him, he gets to play. Koeman right back at his face when things looked grim, Niasse stepped up. There are some good memories though, good luck to him.
Dave Abrahams
7 Posted 06/08/2019 at 18:44:08
He wasn’t the greatest, but what he lacked in ability he tried to compensate with energy and effort, it came off now and again but, infortunately not often enough, I wish him well in Turkey. ( If he goes)
Clarence Yurcan
8 Posted 06/08/2019 at 19:00:15
Niasse's faults were simply lack of talent, not effort
Bill Gienapp
9 Posted 06/08/2019 at 19:11:53
No one can fault his heart or his attitude, and he did serve as some sort of kooky talisman during the wretched 2017-18 campaign. But there's clearly no place in the squad for him moving forward, so this would be the best move for all involved.
Martin Berry
10 Posted 06/08/2019 at 19:28:37
Good luck Oumar, he always gave 100% and I am sure he will always be welcomed as a visitor.
James Flynn
11 Posted 06/08/2019 at 20:09:44
He'll never come remotely close to this money again, so I guess it makes sense he ride out his last year wherever as long as he keeps getting the checks.

Mr. Brands, please find somewhere for McCarthy and Besic.

Neil Copeland
12 Posted 06/08/2019 at 20:19:44
Top bloke Oumar and a great ptofessional. As others state above he was a bit short in the technical ability department but will always be fondly remembered.
Derek Knox
13 Posted 06/08/2019 at 20:27:02
Since he waited so long to acquire one, will they let him take his locker too, plus two padlocks?

Best of luck Oumar, don't hurry back if things don't work out too well!

Si Smith
14 Posted 06/08/2019 at 20:48:32
Like a lot of others in our squad, if a bid comes in then take it.

Ideally a fee would be nice, £5m and he's anyones.

Kieran Kinsella
15 Posted 06/08/2019 at 20:52:49
Honestly think he was more effective when he was (as Lukaku put it) "Raw." It may have been because he was unorthodox and unpredictable. The more he was trained up the less effective he became.
Jamie Crowley
16 Posted 06/08/2019 at 21:16:24
Best moment for Oumar was when Koeman didn't even give him a locker, and then fast forward he scores for Koeman, coming in as a sub. Can't remember the exact game, but I do recall that goal arguably saved Koeman's bacon. The irony was glorious.

I thought he was treated terribly to be honest. He always gave his all.

I wish the guy well. I hope he finds his level and excels.

Joe McMahon
17 Posted 06/08/2019 at 21:22:11
Jamie, it was against Southampton. We were losing and Oumar scored 2 goals and we won 2-1. I'm not saying he's the long term answer but he does have the most powerful shot of the 3 strikers we had last season.
Pat Kelly
18 Posted 06/08/2019 at 21:28:41
Let's hope he doesn't miss the flight
Jamie Crowley
19 Posted 06/08/2019 at 23:13:18
Joe, thanks. I've the memory of a field mouse when it comes to that stuff.
Jay Wood

20 Posted 06/08/2019 at 23:46:37
Close, but no cigar, Joe.

Koeman FINALLY subbed Niasse in during a home league cup game v Sunderland when we were winning 2-0 with goals by Calvert-Lewin. Tom Davies set up Niasse who controlled and finished with aplomb. Goodison erupted with joy for him.

Four days later he bettered the feat. Losing 1-0 to Bournemouth (not Southampton) he bagged a brace to win us the game.

Colette Black
21 Posted 07/08/2019 at 08:31:55
Locker or no locker, I had absolutely no sympathy for him from the moment he 'allegedly' assaulted his wife. But let's not go down that road.

As a footballer he's a very limited player. A poor buy. Uncoordinated. He even looked clumsy sitting on the bench.

Niasse to see the back of you...

Duncan Lennard
22 Posted 07/08/2019 at 09:19:16
First touch with his knee, second touch with his ass. And you needed a sense of oumar when watching him.
Steve Ferns
23 Posted 07/08/2019 at 09:24:23
Our oumar is unlikely to grace Goodison again. Something tells me that he will become a mythical figure at the club that the next generation are told about, with exaggerated stories about lockers and saving Koeman's bacon and scoring mishits and scuffs. I doubt he will be forgotten.

His contract runs out in the summer, so a loan is effectively a free transfer, or indeed the value of the loan.

James Hughes
24 Posted 07/08/2019 at 09:33:04
On a par with Brett Angel so ta-ra pal.
I had serious concerns about the direction of the club with him playing and Fat Sam turning up.
Thankfully both to be a footnote in our history. Hopefully a minor note, a bit like the relative you don't talk about
Tony Everan
25 Posted 07/08/2019 at 09:42:56
Russian league player of the year .

Turkish league top scorers .

If we are going to gamble on players from poor-league type scenarios, make it a loan or 2m max, with add ons for their accomplishments. Or just don't bother with those leagues.

Denis Richardson
26 Posted 07/08/2019 at 10:07:38
Not his fault the club offered him a £3m a year contract. All of us would jump at that.

Glad to get rid though (if/once it happens).

MaCarthy, Niasse, Bolasie and possibly Besic all off the books would be a very decent window indeed.

Mirallas still a question mark but would hope another loan at a minimum would be possible.

Aidan Wade
27 Posted 07/08/2019 at 11:05:35
Best of luck to him - he wasn't up to it but never stopped trying for the fans in the face of some rather petty management by Koeman. I'll always remember his late brace against Bournemouth.
Raymond Fox
28 Posted 07/08/2019 at 11:23:28
Good luck Niasse.

Stirred up the oppositions defence whenever he was called upon. He might not be a Ronaldo but he deserved better on here.

So who's the next whipping boy?

Jamie Crowley
29 Posted 07/08/2019 at 19:21:29
Colette @ 21 -

Traveling down the untraveled road - I honestly didn't know that.

I know nothing of it, but if there's truth in the allegations, I agree.

He always smiles. Doesn't seem to have it in him to do something so terrible. But, if he did, man alive, that's a complete 180 perception wise for me.

Colette Black
30 Posted 08/08/2019 at 08:26:43
I think it happened not long after he joined us, Jamie. It did make the news at the time but nothing became of it, which is why I wrote 'allegedly'. But, you know... no smoke without fire. Anyway, best to move on and stick to the footy.
Tony Abrahams
31 Posted 08/08/2019 at 08:35:28
I was thinking of writing to NASA, to try and get a job, because whoever scouted Oumar, is obviously a very good blagger, and definitely not qualified for his job.
Barry McNally
32 Posted 01/09/2019 at 11:27:45
I wish Various FC would get their shit tougher and sign Niasse and Bolasie before the Euro transfer window closes.

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