Everton agree loan-to-buy deal for £14m striker - report
By Alex Stevens
Flop forward Oumar Niasse is set to join Hull on loan from Everton for the rest of the season, according to a report.
Sky Sports claim on their website that the striker will move to the Premier League’s bottom side on a loan-to-buy deal this month.
The transfer will be an initial loan with an option for it to be converted into a permanent transfer at the end of the 2016/17 campaign.
Niasse has had a miserable time at Goodison Park since joining from Lokomotiv Moscow last January for a fee of £13.5million.
He has made just seven appearances for Everton, just two of which he has started, and has not opened his goal account for the club.
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Manager Ronald Koeman has made it clear that the Senegal international, 26, is not in his first-team plans and has not named him once in a matchday squad this season.
Niasse has been training with the development squad and has made five appearances in Premier League 2, scoring seven goals, including a hat-trick against Reading Under-23s.
Hull are the top flight’s equal lowest-scoring club, with their 20 matches in the competition yielding just 17 goals, a distinction shared with Middlesbrough.
The top scorers in the division are high-flying Liverpool, who have racked up a 48-goal haul.
In other Everton transfer news, the club are in talks to sign three midfielder in January, although one deal has hit a stumbling block.