Hull in talks to give costly Everton flop a loan lifeline
It’s fair to say things haven’t panned out at all well for Oumar Niasse at Everton since making a £13.5m move to Goodison Park from Lokomotiv Moscow in January, but the striker’s Premier League ambitions could yet be revived by a desperate Hull.
Niasse’s uncomfortable spell on Merseyside, where he has made just two top-flight starts and five substitute appearances without registering a goal, could be ended as the Tigers find themselves hazardously light in terms of bodies at the outset of the 2016/17 campaign.
The precarious situation left caretaker boss Mike Phelan with only 13 fit first-team members for Hull’s opening victory over Leicester, so the club taking a gamble on Niasse would be understandable.
The Daily Mail Online suggest talks surrounding a loan move to the KC Stadium are in progress as the Tigers prepare to travel to Swansea and Ronald Koeman’s Toffees get ready for a trip to West Brom in the Premier League.
It might be that a change of scene reinvigorates the Senegalese international striker following a rather inexplicable plunge in fortunes at Goodison, having arrived midway through a prolific season in the Russian Premier League.
The now 26-year-old had fired in 13 goals in only 23 appearances for Lokomotiv before Roberto Martinez sanctioned the third-most expensive transfer fee in Everton history.
However, it soon became clear that Niasse simply wasn’t fancied by the doomed Spanish gaffer, who rarely gave him any exposure in blue.
At least if he gets a second chance to prove himself in English football in will potentially benefit all parties mutually should he find some form.
Hull will be hoping to build on their defiant start to life back in the big time, by taking three points in Wales and we deem that a 4/1 chance for Phelan’s side.
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