By Will Butcher
Everton fans cannot make up their minds on Twitter after Hull agreed to take Oumar Niasse on loan for the remainder of the season.
Sky Sports revealed that the 26-year-old forward will join Marco Silva’s new side as they look for new inspiration to avoid a drop to the Championship.
In what is a loan-to-buy deal, Senegalese forward Niasse could move permanently in the summer if the temporary spell at the KCOM Stadium is successful.
Niasse has flopped since his £14million move to Merseyside from Russian outfit Lokomotiv Moscow, failing to score in his seven appearances for the club as he struggles to provide back up for Romelu Lukaku.
Everton fans were undecided on Twitter, with some wishing him luck with the Tigers. Some, though, were delighted to finally offload the striker while others were wary that he could come back to haunt the Toffees.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Oumar Niasse is joining Hull on loan. Knowing #EFC, there's probably a clause allowing him to play against them and he'll score a hat-trick.
— Bradley Cates (@Bradley_Cates) January 9, 2017
Really hope niasse does well at Hull #EFC
— Lewis Senior (@LewSenior) January 9, 2017
— Mikel Stevens (@MikeyyyyStevens) January 9, 2017
— Arnthor Asgrimsson (@addiiceland) January 9, 2017
— Gareth Davies (@Tweety_McTweety) January 9, 2017
Niasse off to Hull! Watch him score 20 between now and may ????
— Ben (@benbluenose79) January 9, 2017
Hull to beat United and play Liverpool in the final, Niasse to score the winner at Wembley
— George McMillan (@The_GeorgeMc_23) January 9, 2017
Starting just two games for the Merseyside outfit, Niasse failed to rival Belgium international Lukaku after being brought in by former manager Roberto Martinez.
Failing to make a single appearance under Ronald Koeman, the striker has been allowed to leave after plummeting down the pecking order that has even seen youngster Dominic Calvert-Lewin handed a chance over Niasse.
In other Everton transfer news, this 24-year-old target man could replace Niasse.