By Alex Taylor
Ronald Koeman has told Everton flop Oumar Niasse that he must leave Goodison Park this summer if he wants to continue playing football.
The new Toffees boss took the reigns on Merseyside in June and is already preparing to ship out the Senegalese star.
Niasse joined Everton from Lokomotiv Moscow for £13.5million little more than six months ago, but he has now been deemed surplus to requirements under Koeman.
The forward has started just two games for the Blues since his arrival, and is yet to score a goal for his new side.
“Of course we will have to make the decision about Niasse and McGeady,” Koeman said in his latest press conference, as quoted by The Mirror.
“It will be very difficult for them to be part of the team as we have a big squad but I will speak first to the player… If he [Niasse] likes to play football, he needs to leave Everton.”
The five-times capped Senegal international has only appeared in seven fixtures since his January move and he was left out of the Toffees’ opening match day squad against Tottenham at the weekend.
The striker still has four years left on his Everton contract, but he has had a dismal stay in England, which was compounded by being arrested in May on suspicion of assault.
Niasse built a name for himself in Russia, where he scored 16 goals in 34 appearances for Lokomotiv Moscow and helped his side win a domestic cup in his two-year stay.
Ronald Koeman is looking to strengthen his new squad, which finished in 11th place last campaign.
The Dutch manager has targeted Premier League experience and he has brought in Maarten Stekelenburg, Idrissa Gueye, Ashley Williams and Yannick Bolasie, with further big-name additions expected.
The Toffees face a trip to the Hawthorns on Saturday as they go up against West Brom and Koeman will be looking to pick up his first Premier League win in charge of the club.
In other Everton transfer news, Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez has warned clubs to table big-money bids if they want to sign Moussa Sissoko.