‘Saviour’, 'Start next game' - Everton fans urge Koeman to promote attacker after stunning display for Under-23s
By Derek Smithson
Oumar Niasse helped Everton’s Under-23s side beat Tottenham 4-1 on Sunday – and the club’s supporters believe he should be promoted to the first team.
The 27-year-old scored twice for the young Toffees as they picked up a comfortable win in the Premier League 2 match.
He opened the scoring in just the 6th minute with a powerful header, before netting his second of the game in the second-half with a composed finish.
Niasse has endured a frustrating time since his arrival at the Merseyside club in 2016 and made just seven senior appearances for them.
The Senegal international spent the second half of last season on loan at Hull after being frozen out by manager Ronald Koeman and a deadline day move to Crystal Palace failed this summer.
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However, Koeman has hinted that the striker is back in contention for the senior squad and he showed once again his goalscoring instincts for the youth team.
Everton fans on social media are desperate for Niasse to be brought into the senior squad immediately following his performance on Sunday.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— JoshRogersonJones (@JRJ_Josh) September 10, 2017
Niasse scores for the u23s ???? top top professional he is. His attitude alone deserves him to be in the first team.
— Oumar ???? (@UsmanovEmpire) September 10, 2017
So Niasse has scored for the under 23s again.Time to give this kid a run in the 1st team. He's more of a no.9 than what we currently have ???? https://t.co/K78VrxBKmD
— Blue cladding (@EFC26PJ) September 10, 2017
Niasse will be the saviour #efc
— Deggsy (@DEGS1878) September 10, 2017
GIVE NIASSE A CHANCE FFS
— Adam (@NiasseIsAGod) September 10, 2017
Niasse has score hope he's in the squad for atalanta even if he comes of the bench
— James Evans (@Efc12Evans) September 10, 2017
Niasse has to be given a chance now, he's done whatever he's been told to do and he's still standing and scoring goals. Fair play to the lad
— Ian Caine efc (@cainey1975) September 10, 2017
Niasse could make a dramatic return to the Everton picture and many fans want him back due to their lack of senior options in attack.
Koeman’s side have failed to really find a like-for-like replacement for Romelu Lukaku following his departure, with Sandro Ramirez struggling to adjust to the Premier League.
Meanwhile, Dominic Calvert-Lewin is showing signs of his potential, but they are lacking a powerful figure to spearhead the attack.
Niasse is recognised as a more traditional centre-forward and has shown he has the physical presence to lead the line.
In other Everton news, the club’s supporters ripped into their 27-year-old after his performance against Tottenham.