Everton close to striker deal as player undergoes medical - report
By Emma Sanders
Oumar Niasse is undergoing a medical at Hull ahead of his loan-to-buy move, according to a report.
According to Sky Sports, the Everton striker is having a medical at the Premier League strugglers ahead of the potential move.
Sky Sports News HQ revealed the news on Twitter on Thursday afternoon.
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The Guardian claimed on Wednesday that terms had been agreed between the two clubs for the striker to join Hull on a loan-to-buy deal.
The report claimed Hull could bring the striker in on loan initially but they could opt for a permanent deal in the summer with a fee believed to be in the region of £10million.
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Hull are expected to pay Niasse’s demanding wages amid Everton’s insistence on not contributing to the £55,000-a-week salary.
Niasse has been a complete flop since making a £13.5million move to Goodison Park in February 2016 from Lokomotiv Moscow and it has come as no surprise that his future at the club is coming to an end.
The striker has made just seven appearances in total for the Blues but has failed to score a single goal and has looked extremely out-of-depth in the Premier League.
He was abandoned by Ronald Koeman at the start of the season and sent to train with the Under-23s after failing to impress.
Hull are desperate for a goal-scorer and they have dropped to the bottom of the table following a poor season which has seen the club score just 17 goals in 20 matches.
Football Insider verdict:
Niasse has so far scored seven goals in five appearances for Everton’s Under-23s in Premier League 2 and has not looked out of place among the youngsters. He was barely given a run in the first team so it is hard to judge where he stands in the Premier League, though his brief performances gave no indication of any quality. It was a strange decision from the club to buy him for a such a large fee so they will be keen to off-load him ASAP and if they make back £10million of what they brought him for that will be a huge bonus. Hull are clearly taking a chance on the striker but it’s unlikely it will pay off.
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