The Senegalese striker joined the Blues a little over a year ago in a £13.5m deal from Lokomotiv Moscow but played just 158 minutes of first-team football last season.
This term he was dropped back to the Under-23s following Ronald Koeman's assessment that he has no future at Goodison Park before finally securing a loan move with the Tigers in January.
Having scored his first senior goal in English football in the EFL Cup semi-finals last month, the 26-year-old put today's Premier League game against Liverpool to bed with a breakaway goal in the second half.
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1 Posted 05/02/2017 at 01:52:25
What's not to like?
2 Posted 05/02/2017 at 08:28:47
In a past-Everton, he would have been played, I'm sure of it, as he runs and runs, but when he's at Ronald's Everton, and being compared to Lukaku, he (and most!) would look average.
3 Posted 05/02/2017 at 08:42:53
Treated more than a bit shabbily by Koeman... He didn't sign himself, not the Everton way that.
4 Posted 05/02/2017 at 08:56:47
5 Posted 05/02/2017 at 09:24:58
Had me in stitches!!
6 Posted 05/02/2017 at 09:42:40
For all I know (or care for that matter) Hull's fans may see him as their Stracq. But in their eyes and on here hence this thread, He's got his name attached to a little bit of football's glory, good on him.
#thumbs nose to Koeman.
7 Posted 05/02/2017 at 09:58:45
An Evertonian scoring against the shite, lovely, well done son.
8 Posted 05/02/2017 at 10:02:52
If it turns out he's a player, then it's a shame we never gave him a chance.
Hope he does well anyway.
9 Posted 05/02/2017 at 10:14:35
Might be a better option having him as the #2 striker option, rather than trying to get another one...
I think he is better than Valencia too.
10 Posted 05/02/2017 at 10:29:04
Let's face it though, he scored against one of the worst teams (in form terms) in the country yesterday which is no great shakes at present.
11 Posted 05/02/2017 at 10:40:10
Fixed for you.
12 Posted 05/02/2017 at 10:48:25
13 Posted 05/02/2017 at 11:14:29
14 Posted 05/02/2017 at 11:34:14
15 Posted 05/02/2017 at 11:42:48
I remember Lukaku saying he was a little "raw" in training and it would take him a while to adjust or something like that. From speaking to a few relatives of first team players, the word was that he was fairly clumsy.
Watching him against Man Utd, even though he scored and hit the bar with a header, his touch was bad and when he set off on a run with the ball he nearly always pushed it too far in front of himself it even looked like in some instances that other Hull players didn't want to pass to him.
In answer to your question, I trust Koeman's judgement that he was never going to be good enough for Everton!
16 Posted 05/02/2017 at 11:47:19
17 Posted 05/02/2017 at 11:48:40
18 Posted 05/02/2017 at 11:56:08
19 Posted 05/02/2017 at 15:09:58
20 Posted 05/02/2017 at 15:26:06
What happens if Hull decide they don't actually want to buy him in the summer?
21 Posted 05/02/2017 at 16:53:29
22 Posted 05/02/2017 at 17:13:52
Clearly more talented than he was given credit for here. Good luck to him, I hope Hull survive.
23 Posted 05/02/2017 at 23:46:43
Super Super Ou
Super Super Ou
Super Oumar Niasse
Who put the ball in the Red Shite's net?
24 Posted 06/02/2017 at 03:53:18
Bonus points for scoring against the team from Mordor! I think Hull value him at around £10 million. If he scores 10 goals the rest of this season, would you still sell him?
25 Posted 06/02/2017 at 06:44:30
Some very good touches and he's fast at times, can go past players. Some good finishes to be seen on YouTube, along with some strange, awkward stuff. From the minimal amount seen of him so far in the Hull shirt, he seems to've tightened his game up a little, though there was a bit of slow walking around too.
I still think he has enough to carry off a career somewhere. If he gets really fit and a run of games, he may surprise. Where his value will settle, who knows.
26 Posted 06/02/2017 at 07:23:01
I read on this site someone was saying there was a clause that if Hull stay up, they are obliged to buy him. Of course no way I can verify that.
But, like Dan (#24) said, if he scored another 10 come May, do we still want to sell him?
27 Posted 06/02/2017 at 17:01:58
We as spectators haven't seen enough of him to form a strong opinion, although that's debatable, some might say.
Maybe he's one of those rare players that are not very skillful, but nevertheless scores more than his fair share of goals!
28 Posted 06/02/2017 at 19:48:26
Loaning Niasse out to a Premier League side is a no-brainer, win-win situation. If he flops, so what? His value was virtually nothing anyways... but, if he succeeds, we have options. Options to recall a proven Premier League player, or options to sell a proven Premier League player; we can't lose.
Could Niasse add an extra string to his bow and endear himself to us Evertonians even more and score against all our main rivals and sneak us into the Champions League position?
He's already scored against the Red Shite, helped Hull to a draw at Old Trafford... what's next? Maybe the winner v Man City or Arsenal.
We can dream.
29 Posted 07/02/2017 at 06:11:30
I remember defending Naismith back when he first came, same with Jagielka who had a shaky start, and Coleman who routinely defended badly when he first came here. Now look at him. I still find it amazing people do that.
You can only really judge a player after he's had a run of games and not just anywhere, but in YOUR TEAM, because every team is different.
30 Posted 07/02/2017 at 16:20:27
Roughly 10 mins and 30 sec mark.
31 Posted 08/02/2017 at 02:09:42
I'm happy for him to change my mind though.
32 Posted 08/02/2017 at 03:52:18
I was having exactly the same thought. I bet many of us were.
And he would become an Everton hero without donning the royal blue jersey if we really sneak into Champions League spot with his goals against Man City and Arsenal. He would be one of the very important Everton players in the resurgence of the blues in the late 2010's to be written into history book and our kids and grand kids would read about this extraordinary story in the gallery/museum of the USM Bramley Moore King of Europe Stadium.
How about that? As you said, we can dream.
33 Posted 08/02/2017 at 04:41:46
The lad is of good character and is clearly a trier, and he might do well at a club like Hull. But you never know if he is going to control a ball properly, and I have now watched him play 3 or 4 times so, based on that, he is not what we need when we are currently 7th in the Premier League. If we can get £10 million for him, I would be delighted.
34 Posted 08/02/2017 at 15:02:48
Look at how many goals Vardy got last season where his pace took him through and his confidence was high to finish them.
It took a bit of composure for Niasse to finish off that one and fair play, he bundled it home. I hope he gets more but, if that's what £10M buys you nowadays, then football really has gone to the dogs.