By Matt Farr
Oumar Niasse has been linked with a move away from Everton Park this month – and fans on Twitter have urged manager Ronald Koeman to cash in on on the flop striker.
Niasse, 26, arrived in Merseyside only a year ago for £13.5 million but has made just seven appearances for the club in all competitions, and has yet to appear this season.
In September, the Koeman told the Daily Express that Niasse had no future at the club even though he remained at Goodison Park after the summer window.
The former Southampton boss handed him a squad number at the start of the campaign, but reiterated his stance that Niasse was not part of his place for the season. He has spent the entirety of the campaign playing for the reserves, for whom he has scored six goals from five games.
Less than 48 hours after the transfer window opened, Everton fans have already taken the opportunity to urge Koeman to axe Niasse, making their feelings known on social media.
Here are some of their messages on Twitter:
£60m for oscar. We need the phone number for China and offer Niasse to them
— ian scott (@IanScott1878) December 23, 2016
We’ve got Niasse if they want him?? No wages, just a locker will do for him. https://t.co/9qEDMGIlPm
— Daniel Carter (@carterdan23) December 21, 2016
I’m off the Everton shop in a bit. Might buy Niasse just to get him off the wage bill if he’s under a tenner. Never see it again mind.
— Scottish Scouser (@JagielkaTackle) January 2, 2017
If we bring in
While niasse,cleverly went
1.would people be happy
2.Would this be the best window ever
— Paul Johno Efc (@pauljohno66) January 1, 2017
— 1878 (@Kenwrightjustgo) December 31, 2016
Jags, Barry, Cleverley, Lennon, Kone, Niasse, Gibson out. Baines replacement; maybe even Coleman. Baines not getting any younger https://t.co/RoTQJKKZaf
— Jack? (@JackEFC95) December 30, 2016
Could do with swerving Gibson,clev,kone,niasse
— willo4 (@nickwillo4efc) December 30, 2016
TalkSport, citing Turkish outlet Fotomac, have reported that Turkish outfit Trabzonspor have made Niasse their contingency plan, should their move for primary transfer target Samuel Eto’o fall through.
Everton are unlikely to recoup the £13.5 million fee they paid for him a year ago, given his lack of appearances for the club this season.
In other Everton news, the club have been dealt a major blow in their pursuit of this international midfielder.