The Senegalese striker's disappointing four-plus-year spell at Everton following his £13.5m switch from Lokomotiv Moscow will end at the end of the current season but even on a free transfer, he hasn't yet found a taker for his services.
According to Star in Turkey, Niasse was offered to Besiktas but the Istanbul giants weren't interested in signing him.
Niasse spent a season with Turkish outfit Akhisar Belediyespor in 2013-14 and has repeatedly been linked with a move back to that country's Super Lig without anything coming of the speculation.
With just 34 League appearances for Everton since 2016, Niasse has been a misfit acquisition from the start and has been sent out on loan to Hull City and Cardiff City during his time at Goodison Park.
Original Source: Star via Sport Witness
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1 Posted 14/04/2020 at 07:26:04
2 Posted 14/04/2020 at 07:44:00
Paid him what we will have to pay him anyway so no cost. Get him off the books. Make a statement that footballers are no different and we are an honourable club doing the best for the country.
3 Posted 14/04/2020 at 09:15:14
4 Posted 14/04/2020 at 09:32:58
5 Posted 14/04/2020 at 09:35:05
6 Posted 14/04/2020 at 10:04:25
7 Posted 14/04/2020 at 10:10:58
His footballing deficiencies are so completely obvious. They didn't miraculously get worse overnight. Either there was something untoward going on or we have had scouts that are totally unfit for purpose.
I think we have been blindsided by his goal tally in Russia and his Player of the Season gong in 2015. We've been lazy and attributed weight to that without doing the proper first-hand scouting due diligence. We've done the deal and paid the money like a half-cut wealthy punter at the Cheltenham Festival after getting a dead cert from a tinpot tipster.
Brands and Ancelotti wouldn't be as easily fooled; things will have changed massively with regards such amateurism.
8 Posted 14/04/2020 at 10:30:47
The good news is that his contract is coming to an end so he won't be our problem in a couple of months.
9 Posted 14/04/2020 at 10:58:29
10 Posted 14/04/2020 at 11:39:18
11 Posted 14/04/2020 at 11:54:15
Somewhere I have a couple of very amusing books by adopted Scouser Fritz Spiegl (the man who effectively gave us Everton's theme tune) on press practices and weird use of language - example: the word "estranged" has not been used by anyone except journos for about 300 years, and police always "swoop" (often in a "dawn raid"). Worth looking up.
12 Posted 14/04/2020 at 14:07:23
Fuckin' rubbish and anyone who had anything to do with signing / scouting him should hang their heads in shame and shouldn't be anywhere near professional football.
13 Posted 14/04/2020 at 16:55:55
His behaviour and lack of respect for himself, his club and the world, in view of the self-isolation policy due to the Covid-19 pandemic, caught by the police in Manchester, last month, was the last straw.
I'm not surprised there's no takers.
14 Posted 14/04/2020 at 19:17:03
15 Posted 14/04/2020 at 20:20:30
16 Posted 15/04/2020 at 07:50:55
Are we the only club who has problems moving on wasters like AVDM, Gibson, Bolasie, Niasse etc...?
17 Posted 15/04/2020 at 08:46:17
18 Posted 15/04/2020 at 09:25:58
It was pretty clear that he was not going to get time to play for us and reportedly he had a few opportunities to leave but the high wages we paid him were always an issue. He made about 30 appearances for us over 5 years.
I could be wrong but seems like he could have resurrected his career elsewhere a few years ago if prepared to take a wage cut. He choose the money and that's fair enough, not many people want to take a wage cut when they don't have to, but I wonder as his playing career ebbs away if he will regret not playing more football in his prime years.
19 Posted 15/04/2020 at 09:58:17
Since then he has not impressed at either Hull or Swansea. He will have to be let go when his contract ends. A disastrous Martinez signing.
20 Posted 15/04/2020 at 10:52:42
21 Posted 15/04/2020 at 11:40:43
Null and void the season 38%
End season now as league table stands 12%
Base season on average points per game 8%
Finish season no matter when 28%
Hold festival and finish very quickly 13%
Other option 1%
22 Posted 15/04/2020 at 12:02:12
23 Posted 15/04/2020 at 12:20:34
He did try at times but there must be better players playing local league football? Who would have probably played for free?! Or someone in the U23s?!
I wonder if anyone has been taken to task about this?
When Everton waste money like this, it hurts like its my own money! Shocking really.
24 Posted 15/04/2020 at 12:57:00
Whoever sanctioned his move and wages should be in Winwick... oh, it's shut. Rainhill... oh, that's shut too. Well, walking the streets then.
25 Posted 15/04/2020 at 13:02:44
Five years = £18.2M
Plus the fee = £13M
Add 20% = £2.6M to his agent... (a guess)
That little lot comes to £33.6 MILLION.
Utterly staggering. A totally disgusting waste of money.
26 Posted 15/04/2020 at 13:06:53
27 Posted 15/04/2020 at 13:32:21
28 Posted 15/04/2020 at 13:36:28
29 Posted 15/04/2020 at 18:55:25
It wasn't till a certain Wayne Rooney fired in his first and only Everton hat-trick at home to West Ham that set us on an 8-game unbeaten streak and lifted us up to 9th... eventually finishing a surprising 8th.
30 Posted 15/04/2020 at 19:48:50
Has an eye for goal as his stint at Hull proved but God he is an awful footballer!
31 Posted 15/04/2020 at 20:23:42
32 Posted 15/04/2020 at 22:06:01
The £33.6M figure is damning, anyone involved with that transfer shouldn't be anywhere near the recruitment/scouting side of the club. There must have been an internal investigation about it, I'm surprised there were no rumours in the past of heads rolling over it.
33 Posted 16/04/2020 at 11:30:09
No surprise the Turks did not want him. Most likely they saw him play.
Well, I hope the scout that recommended him is not on Everton's paylist anymore. That would be really sad.
34 Posted 20/04/2020 at 05:09:01
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