BeyazTV are apparently reporting that a deal is in place with the Senegalese striker, which presumably means there is an agreement with Everton as well.
No fee is mentioned but it is likely that the Toffees will take a significant loss on a player whom Roberto Martinez signed for £13.5m 18 months ago and who has no future at Goodison Park under Ronald Koeman.
Niasse spent a period of last season on loan at Hull City but despite scoring goals for the Tigers, he could not prevent their demotion back to the Championship.
He has been linked with a move to Turkey on a number of occasions, with both Galatasaray and Besiktas mentioned as serious suitors, over the past year but none of the speculation has come to fruition.
Niasse has subsequently been reported by SabahSpor as telling close friends: “I just can't wait to return to Turkey. I missed the country very much.”
Original Source: BeyazTV
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1 Posted 21/08/2017 at 18:04:16
2 Posted 21/08/2017 at 18:09:43
3 Posted 21/08/2017 at 18:32:27
Fair enough, Koeman is the boss and doesn't fancy him. That's football. I don't think he's as useless as many believe though. Anyone who scores against our subhuman neighbours is alright in my book.
4 Posted 21/08/2017 at 18:41:14
Arouna scored at the weekend, on his home debut. I wish them both well. Kone never moaned once and always played with a smile on his face. I wonder what might have been had he not got injured and had he scored that sitter on his debut for us.
I hope Niasse goes quick. Lingering here is only embarrassing to the club, to the player himself and it makes Koeman look bad also, Niasse showed he's not a bad player for Hull and not giving him a go, when we're crying out for pace, is not what I want to see from a manager. He should have given him at least one look in pre-Season, this one or last one, and not doing so looks childish.
5 Posted 21/08/2017 at 18:48:26
For £55k/ week I'll play with the biggest smile you've ever seen slapped on my face. Every game, every day, each time I take a shit.
Where do I sign?
6 Posted 21/08/2017 at 19:06:42
7 Posted 21/08/2017 at 19:15:00
I scored a couple of goals against Jimmy Rimmer (Man Utd/Arsenal/Aston Villa goalkeeper in the 60's but I never got anywhere near playing for Southport let alone Everton. He was out of his depth by a long way and it shows why Hull got relegated if he looked good in their team.
8 Posted 21/08/2017 at 22:33:09
9 Posted 21/08/2017 at 22:35:24
10 Posted 22/08/2017 at 01:38:51
I'm never going to say Niasse was a top player, but no one can claim he was given ago.
He played for a poor Martinez side 7 times, mostly as a sub and I don't think he ever played 90 minutes, how is that being given a chance.
He has scored at international level three times from eight games, he's scored in the Turkish top league, the Russian top league, the premier league, so he's not just a joke.
Whatever he is or isn't he clearly didn't get a chance at us.
Imo he wasn't ever going to be a top player but I do think he would have been worthy of Valencia and Kone's game time last season which would have pushed up his transfer value.
11 Posted 22/08/2017 at 03:43:42
Martinez seemed to have come round to the same way of thinking.
It happens - all managers inherit players they don't fancy. Kendall Mark II did it with Stuart McCall and Pat Nevin - two of my favourites at the time. It's best all round that the player moves on so he can resume his career, and Everton recoup what they can.
Remember that Dutch player Chelsea signed years ago? £40k a week and they decided he wasn't up to it. He decided he wasn't up to moving off that salary, so he was forced to sit in the stands watching every game for 4 years. How much should those of us who watched the Walker months be paid? :)
12 Posted 22/08/2017 at 08:14:20
13 Posted 22/08/2017 at 10:07:31
14 Posted 22/08/2017 at 10:08:56
He then got compensation when Everton got shut.
We may recoup part of the fee for Niasse, but all in all a financial disaster.
15 Posted 22/08/2017 at 10:19:48
16 Posted 22/08/2017 at 10:24:11
Sad story with a nice end: Ajax picked him up and gave him a job in their youth setup a couple of years ago and he seems to be doing fine right now.
17 Posted 22/08/2017 at 10:33:51
18 Posted 22/08/2017 at 10:57:52
19 Posted 22/08/2017 at 11:11:06
I would say that I have never been given a chance to turn out in blue for the first team either but that also doesn't mean it is a given or even a good idea that I should.
The management team assess players they have available and make a decision about who they think should play for the first team, which I presume is not based on making sure everyone gets the same amount of game time based on some idea of "fairness" or "giving people a chance". The management get paid to have their opinions on the best side to gain points, not chucking someone in to see what happens. Like it or not, his opinion on this particular player is definitely clear. I happen to agree with him on this one.
20 Posted 22/08/2017 at 11:31:34
It was WINSTONE Bogarde, not Dirk Bogarde. Unless, of course, Dirk Bogarde gave up being a professional, smooth English actor in 60's and 70's films to sign for Chelsea. Interesting to have a look at Winstone Bogardes Wiki page.
21 Posted 22/08/2017 at 11:39:31
Fair points, again not a Niasse fan myself but I don't see him as any worse than Kone or Valencia.
Kone was out of contract so couldn't earn us a penny and Valencia cost us money and wasn't very good.
Can see your points just think that a decision was made on him a little quickly and it was probably more to do with beating his bird up than being unworthy of the odd cameo.
Joe I understand what your saying in hindsight about you not being given a run out but you aren't already signed on and you haven't scored goals in Russia, Turkey, England and international level although even without that I'd have considered you for a start over Kone!!!
22 Posted 22/08/2017 at 11:40:47
'This world is about money, so when you are offered those millions you take them. Few people will ever earn so many. I am one of the few fortunates who do. I may be one of the worst buys in the history of the Premiership but I don't care.'
23 Posted 22/08/2017 at 17:01:54
24 Posted 22/08/2017 at 17:34:24
Chelsea tried to bluff him saying if he didn't go he'd be with the reserves and they wouldn't pay the difference in wages. Mr Bogarde, putting his family ahead of his career, called their bluff and subsequently spent the next couple of years with the reserves, coming into training bang on time every day.
Given the circumstances, I would have done the same personally and probably 99% of everyone else would have done the same.
Two sides to every coin...
25 Posted 22/08/2017 at 18:13:41
26 Posted 22/08/2017 at 18:36:13
Anyway, it sounds like Niasse is finally off. Is it a loan deal or a permanent one?
27 Posted 22/08/2017 at 20:22:18
28 Posted 23/08/2017 at 00:33:45
Don't you mean 'at the end of' ?
29 Posted 23/08/2017 at 08:04:50
Fair dues, Niasse has been a flop, and on a par with Kroldrup in this regard. I'm sure the current manager will make a mistake or two as well .it goes with the territory.
30 Posted 23/08/2017 at 12:24:47
31 Posted 23/08/2017 at 12:25:36
I think we have this rather embellished view of Everton; we're not at the moment anything to write home about, especially in terms of forwards. I bet Niasse would have scored against Man City and any other top team given the chance. Niasse, like our Blues, is clearly a confidence player. If no-one believes in you as player, of course even the limited ability Niasse had would be hampered.
Everton are the same; when they face the top 4, they seem to have psychological problems. We simply do not have sufficient strikers – at the required standard – in Everton; as, in my view, the board had Lukaku money eyes, never bothering to look for a Number 9 replacement in the early / interim period pre-season with as much effort/ tenacity as they did for Sigurdsson latterly.
This is why we are no real threat to the Premier League this season. We have the spice boys – the YTS kids – but when faced with Premier League teams who have the likes of Giroud playing the last minutes and he scores (but still his hierarchical place is on the sub's bench), where we wanted Giroud as our target man, I think this speaks volumes.
In short, we needed Sigurdsson and Lukaku (or his adequate replacement) to be remotely a threat to the Premier League this season.
32 Posted 23/08/2017 at 13:21:15
33 Posted 23/08/2017 at 14:54:01
34 Posted 23/08/2017 at 15:32:42
His footballing ability is simply..what it is (like every other player at any level).
"Yeah, not fucking good enough!"
Fine, but he didn't fucking buy himself did he?
Everton scouted the player (or..didn't).
Everton agreed a contract with the player.
Everton agreed wages.
Any part of that difficult to understand?
"No..er..it was Martinez!"
Bollocks, we know how clubs work and it's they who say 'yes' or 'no,' to a player/deal (the story from some reads "Martinez signed him and legged it." as though it's that simple).
Imo, on the evidence we have, the player is blameless and has conducted himself impeccably, while Everton FC have shown themselves to be staggeringly inept.
35 Posted 23/08/2017 at 15:42:13
36 Posted 23/08/2017 at 15:56:44
37 Posted 23/08/2017 at 19:33:34
38 Posted 24/08/2017 at 00:14:20
39 Posted 24/08/2017 at 00:58:26
40 Posted 24/08/2017 at 06:30:59
41 Posted 24/08/2017 at 15:57:15
I've seen plenty worse CVs!!
42 Posted 24/08/2017 at 17:06:15
43 Posted 25/08/2017 at 06:39:28
44 Posted 25/08/2017 at 09:32:45
Once again, last night, we saw the urgent need for a target man who can hold the ball until reinforcements arrive in the oppo box. DCL is doing a Herculean job but he'll be knackered by xmas if he continues to play up on his own.
Get yer finger out Walsh/BK or you could screw up our season after such a promising start.
45 Posted 25/08/2017 at 11:31:04
I'd rather release Niasse from his contract than let him go for an insulting amount.
46 Posted 25/08/2017 at 12:09:37
is it just the way the media 'sells it' or is Fenerbahce's 'offer' (& similar previous dealings with Turkish clubs) just another example of insulting, misplaced belief of entitlement that seems endemic within that 'world' ?
Other media sources report that Brighton want to pay good money for him. After his positive showings for Hull last season surely we could recover a large portion of what we paid for him.
47 Posted 25/08/2017 at 18:06:31
I'm guessing anyone who saw him play at Goodison against Bournemouth won't have "fancied" him either. He was so far out of his depth I was tempted to throw him armbands and a rubber ring!! It was as tho he'd won a competition to play in a testimonial game!!
Koeman is no mug and it took him 45 mins of pre season to see all he needed to see. Niasse simply is nowhere near good enough. Any criticism should be levelled at Martinez for buying him, not Koeman who clearly has much higher standards. Thankfully!!
48 Posted 25/08/2017 at 19:31:10
49 Posted 26/08/2017 at 01:24:54
50 Posted 26/08/2017 at 01:59:49
We know 100% when Ron says one thing he stands by it... *cough* Barkley *cough*. Actually, he'll probably play Sunday, thinking about it!!
51 Posted 29/08/2017 at 01:50:27
52 Posted 29/08/2017 at 02:24:21
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