Everton in talks with Premier League club over deal for 27-year-old international - report
By Aramide Oladipo
Brighton are considering a summer move for Everton Oumar Niasse this summer, according to a report.
The Mirror claims on their live transfer blog on their website (Monday, 11:20 am) that the newly-promoted Premier League side are interested in signing the 27-year-old on a season-long loan.
The newspaper claims that initial talks between both Brighton and Everton have already taken place as the striker no longer has a future at Goodison Park.
This follows up from the report in the Daily Mail which reported that Brighton were reluctant to spend in-excess of £6million for the Senegal international this summer.
Niasse was sent out on loan to Hull City during the January transfer window last season where he impressed with his performances, scoring four goals and providing one assists in the Premier League.
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The striker’s displays were not good enough to prevent the Tigers from being relegated straight back down to the Championship.
The forward also has a fine goalscoring record on the international stage, notching up three goals in only eight appearances for the Senegal national team.
Niasse currently has three years remaining on his contract with the Merseyside club.
Football Insider verdict
Niasse will surely be desperate for Everton to reach an agreement with Brighton over his departure this season. Since securing a move to Goodison Park last year, he has endured a terrible spell, only managing to feature in seven matches for the club. It is highly unlikely that he will enjoy much game time this season as he has not featured in the four competitive matches this season and Everton have invested heavily in the attacking department this summer. Brighton would be a great move for him as they are struggling to score goals right now and he could be the one to help them as he did during his spell at Hull last season.
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