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Besiktas have no interest in Niasse

| Tuesday, 14 April 2020 34comments  |  Jump to last
Oumar Niasse is on the lookout for a new club as his contract at Everton winds down but Besiktas have reportedly turned down the chance to sign him.

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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Steve Shave
1 Posted 14/04/2020 at 07:26:04
Oh, will you just fuck off, Oumar!!!!
Phil (Kelsall) Roberts
2 Posted 14/04/2020 at 07:44:00
To repeat my comment late in the thread on him being questioned by the police, why he was driving round Manchester in the lockdown, we missed a trick in sacking him and giving him wages in lieu of notice.

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.

Bill Gienapp
3 Posted 14/04/2020 at 09:15:14
Boo-hoo. Not our problem anymore.
Tony Abrahams
4 Posted 14/04/2020 at 09:32:58
Fair enough, Phil, I know where you are coming from, but what if Richarlison was then caught doing the same thing? Would the club be prepared to do the same thing then, and take the moral high ground but lose out on a fortune on one of their key assets?
John Brooks
5 Posted 14/04/2020 at 09:35:05
Take into consideration that, within a couple of weeks of signing for us, he'd been arrested for domestic violence!
Conor McCourt
6 Posted 14/04/2020 at 10:04:25
I thought we would have offered him a new contract by now!!!
Tony Everan
7 Posted 14/04/2020 at 10:10:58
What I want to know is who scouted him?

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.

Brian Harrison
8 Posted 14/04/2020 at 10:30:47
You have to hand it to his agent, whoever that is, what a brilliant job he did to get his client such a lucrative deal. Or maybe he knew how inept Martinez was and knew he would fall for video clips of his client. YouTube is brilliant you can make anyone look brilliant.

The good news is that his contract is coming to an end so he won't be our problem in a couple of months.

Simon Smith
9 Posted 14/04/2020 at 10:58:29
When he finally goes, it will be good riddance to a truly awful footballer!
Robert Tressell
10 Posted 14/04/2020 at 11:39:18
You can't blame Besiktas. I have no interest in Niasse these days either.
Charles Brewer
11 Posted 14/04/2020 at 11:54:15
On a lighter note, perhaps, Lyndon has (nearly) done the classic journos trick of creating a story by asserting a negative: "Boris Johnson fails to deny starting World War I", "Donald Trump does not deny that he believes lizard people run the world".

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.

Kenny Smith
12 Posted 14/04/2020 at 14:07:23
Absolute shite footballer. The only decent thing he'll be remembered for was scoring against the shite ... for Hull.

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.

Paul Birmingham
13 Posted 14/04/2020 at 16:55:55
Sadly another one of BBSs phenomenal video scouted signings, say no more.

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.

Niall McIlhone
14 Posted 14/04/2020 at 19:17:03
Still, when he's gone, it will free up a locker for one of the new squad.

Oh, wait...

Paul Jones
15 Posted 14/04/2020 at 20:20:30
Niasse and Bakayoko – two players that seemed to both be complete strangers to football and authentic birth registrations made Southampton's inexpensive punt on George Weah's cousin(?) seem reasonable business.
Colin Glassar
16 Posted 15/04/2020 at 07:50:55
And yet there are still some on here who would like to see him get a run of games.

Are we the only club who has problems moving on wasters like AVDM, Gibson, Bolasie, Niasse etc...?

Ray Roche
17 Posted 15/04/2020 at 08:46:17
Colin, are we the only club who buys so many bellends?
Sam Hoare
18 Posted 15/04/2020 at 09:25:58
I wonder if he will look back and think he played his hand poorly? He came to us on the back of a good season in Russia having just broken into his national team. He had his best years very much ahead of him and must have expected better things.

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.

Clive Rogers
19 Posted 15/04/2020 at 09:58:17
He simply wasn't good enough. He had only played 28 games in two seasons for Locomotive when he came to us. Martinez then made excuse after excuse to avoid playing him when he had seen what he was like in training.

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.

Des Farren
20 Posted 15/04/2020 at 10:52:42
Clive @ 19. I agree, his signing was a disaster. However placing the blame solely on the shoulders of Martinez is problematic. He did not see Niasse play before he signed and would not play him when he turned up. I believe Kenwright was the prime mover here.
Brian Harrison
21 Posted 15/04/2020 at 11:40:43
I see this morning the BBC are running a poll on their website asking people to vote on the different options on how to end this season. Its only early but this is what the voting is at present, although no doubt it will change:

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%

Michael O'Malley
22 Posted 15/04/2020 at 12:02:12
An absolute embarrassment of a footballer and a total waste of transfer fee and wages, thank god we won't see him in an Everton shirt again, a truly dreadful signing.
Stephen Brown
23 Posted 15/04/2020 at 12:20:34
Must rank as the biggest waste of money in any teams history. £13M cost plus approx £70k a week for 5 years!

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.

Len Hawkins
24 Posted 15/04/2020 at 12:57:00
I think Koeman took unwarranted stick for not giving him a locker, it is alleged he kept his gear in a bin bag. I think the only thing that should have been binned was Niasse, but then again the binmen would have left him at Finch Farm gates for being too heavy.

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.

Michael Kenrick
25 Posted 15/04/2020 at 13:02:44
£70k x 52 = £3.64M per year.
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.

Dave Abrahams
26 Posted 15/04/2020 at 13:06:53
Len (24), he should still be in nick serving a long sentence for conspiracy to fraud Everton out of all that money.
Eric Myles
27 Posted 15/04/2020 at 13:32:21
Niall #14, he'll be given a locker with his name on as a leaving present.
Ray Robinson
28 Posted 15/04/2020 at 13:36:28
For all we call Niasse – and boy was he a spectacularly untalented footballer – it was his two goals (as sub I think) at home against Bournemouth which helped us turn the match and the 2017-18 season around when we looked destined for the drop. So I don't think he was a complete waste of money. I reckon I've seen worse – just about!
Michael Kenrick
29 Posted 15/04/2020 at 18:55:25
He did score a few goals that season, Ray, but that Bournemouth game only briefly lifted us from 18th to 14th. We soon dropped back down to 18th and sat there for a good few weeks, as I recall.

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.

Ray Robinson
30 Posted 15/04/2020 at 19:48:50
The consequences of losing that home game against Bournemouth might have been insurmountable though, Michael. Plus he did score the first goal in the game against Watford which triggered an unforgettable fightback.

Has an eye for goal as his stint at Hull proved but God he is an awful footballer!

Jay Harris
31 Posted 15/04/2020 at 20:23:42
I believe his girlfriend/wife lives in Manchester and has blocked all his potential moves away from the club.
Tony Everan
32 Posted 15/04/2020 at 22:06:01
He resembled an Octopus in a washing machine on the pitch. Arms and legs flying in all directions. Defenders didn't know what he was doing, and he didn't know much about it himself. When the ball comes into the box there is a small probability that it will land at his feet or hit one of his body parts and fly into the net. He would call it being in the right place at the right time.

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.

Gaute Lie
33 Posted 16/04/2020 at 11:30:09
As Talk Talk said: "Such a shame".

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.

David Currie
34 Posted 20/04/2020 at 05:09:01
The Dog and Duck have an interest in him but he would not be guaranteed to start games, good squad player at best.

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