By Dominic Toner
Everton striker Oumar Niasse has joined Premier League club Hull until the end of the season, it was announced on Friday.
The Toffees confirmed on their official website that the 26-year-old has completed a loan move to the KCOM Stadium and will try to help them avoid relegation from the top-flight.
Niasse has struggled to impress since he moved to Goodison Park in 2016 for £13.5million and will now look to recapture his best form at Hull.
➡️ | Everton striker Oumar Niasse has today joined Hull City on loan until the end of the season. #EFC
— Everton (@Everton) January 13, 2017
Niasse has had a disappointing spell with the Merseyside club since his arrival from Lokomotiv Moscow.
The forward has made just seven senior appearances for Everton and failed to register a goal or an assist.
He proved at form club Lokomotiv that he can be prolific in front of goal, scoring 19 goals in 42 appearances for the Russian club.
The Senegal international has been unable to make an impression at Everton, but is likely to get plenty of opportunities to do so at relegation-threatened Hull.
Football Insider verdict:
Everton have made a good decision by deciding to loan out attacker Niasse as he was being wasted in the club’s Under-23s. He has been unable to force his way into Ronald Koeman’s plans and been restricted to the youth set-up. Niasse is extremely unlikely to have a future at Goodison Park, but his value was dropping considerably as he rotted in the youth set-up. He now has the chance to remind people of his qualities in front of goal at Hull and it will give Everton a greater chance of selling him on in the summer at a decent price. The Toffees are well stocked in the forward department, with talisman Romelu Lukaku, Enner Valencia and Dominic Calvert-Lewin available to Koeman.
In other Everton transfer news, the club are eyeing a swoop for a teenage striker.