Niasse excited to get going at Everton

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New signing Oumar Niasse is hungry to start his Premier League adventure with the Blues and says he will do what it takes to get his fitness levels up to scratch.

The 25-year-old became Everton's third-most expensive acquisition in history when he arrived from Lokomotiv Moscow before Monday's transfer deadline and now he is itching to make his debut, which could come at Stoke this weekend if his paperwork is completed in time.

Roberto Martinez indicated that after several weeks out of action following the conclusion of the Russian league, the Senegal international isn't currently fit enough to play 90 minutes but he has been in full training this week now and he says he'll up his regimen if needed.

"I started training this week," Niasse said at Goodison Park on Wednesday evening where he watched the Blues beat Newcastle 3-0 after he did a lap around the centre circle by of introduction to the Everton faithful.

"I'm excited. I'm thinking it won't take more than two weeks. Maybe this week I will be fit because I really want to start and I'm not letting myself rest.

"If I have to train three times a day I will train like that to be on the pitch as much as I can."

Strong, pacey and with a terrific shot, Martinez clearly feels that Niasse has all the attributes to be successful in his Everton side. The player himself is also looking to proving himself in the Premier League and he agrees that he is suited to the English game.

"It's more physical but it's also more open because you can find a lot of space and, honestly, I like space.

"So, I think maybe it's going to difficult in the first few games but once I'm out of that I think I'm going to be good."


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Dominic Tonge
1 Posted 05/02/2016 at 17:08:54
If you can, get our defence to come in if you are training three times a day lad.
Sam Hoare
2 Posted 05/02/2016 at 17:18:39
Sounds good. Excited to see what this lad can offer and hoping that its pace and workrate combined with a few more goals and assists.
Ged Simpson
4 Posted 05/02/2016 at 17:25:09
Go lad. We will love him. Well some won't on here obviously !
Ged Simpson
5 Posted 05/02/2016 at 17:31:59
I think workrate key Sam. Luk not a hard worker and we need someone who can defend from the front
Mark Griffiths
7 Posted 05/02/2016 at 17:49:34
Hope he has some part on Saturday. Had to laugh at his statement of "I love having space"! What forward doesn’t? ?!
Matthew Williams
8 Posted 05/02/2016 at 17:49:56
All we ask is to work hard and score us loads of goals lad!
Tony Rio
9 Posted 05/02/2016 at 17:52:07
Nice one lad, showing the right attitude from the off. And for those saying we should have bought a striker instead.... rom getting injured after ten minutes showed EXACTLY why Roberto was spot on with this signing. Let's see how he gets on...
Peter Larkin
10 Posted 05/02/2016 at 17:52:32
He is ruled out for Saturday, lads no clearence yet.

Hard work from the front is key. I would stick with Lennon. Delboy always a great impact sub.
Tom Bowers
11 Posted 05/02/2016 at 18:06:10
The lad will probably come off the bench on Saturday for half an hour no matter what. No point risking him from the off against the Stoke bruisers if he is a little rusty.

Keep Lukaku out unless he is 100%. Kone could do a half decent job as Stoke will be without Shawcross.
Sam Barrett
12 Posted 05/02/2016 at 18:14:54
Good attitude, genuinely sounds keen, not the usual bull that new signings turf out.
Denis Richardson
13 Posted 05/02/2016 at 18:27:13
Looking forward to seeing the new guy and will be interesting to see if Baines and Stones are 'rested' again. I also note that Howard's 'slight knock' means he misses the Stoke game as well - funny that, after Robles kept another clean sheet. Wonder when the 'unseen complications' will arise to mean he's out for longer.

Have to say I'm struggling to get that excited about the stoke game. Really could do with this sale getting over the line so the club can really move forward. This season's pretty much over as far as the league is concerned. Only money for final placing to play for. Difficult to get excited about 10th......(my prediction).

Yes there are 14 games left but we're not going to make up the gap to 6th or 7th, (a really phenomenal upturn in form would be needed). Before anyone starts I'll just mention two facts;

1) Newcastle is the only club we have beaten in the league since November (yep, that's true).

2) We have not beaten a single club outside the bottom three since September (West Brom), also sadly true. At least we still have Villa and Sunderland to play again.

I can only hope but will be amazed if we leave the Brittania with three points this weekend.

Lyndon Lloyd
14 Posted 05/02/2016 at 18:38:37
We're only two points off 7th, Denis, but I see what you're saying based on our results with regard to making up the gap to 6th.

It won't take long to bridge that gap if we can string some results together.

Stewart Lowe
15 Posted 05/02/2016 at 19:06:53
I think Newcastle have given Niasse a false sense of security. Strikers are closed down by pacey defenders in the English league and therefore there is actually little space.

It's only Newcastle’s terrible all-over-the place players that looked like there was space.
Jimmy Salt
16 Posted 05/02/2016 at 19:25:19
I'm not sure about the space comment, I think he might be surprised at how little space he really does get in the Premier League.

I just noticed on Sky Mr Stones is not in the squad, I said on the Live Forum he looks like he needs a rest mentally more than physically.

I think it will do him good in the long run, sometimes you need to press the reset button.
Steve Woods
17 Posted 05/02/2016 at 19:58:07
Lyndon yes we are just 2 points off 7th, however we are also 7 points off 6th (the mighty Hammers) which is surely where Martinez should be aiming as a minimum.
Les Martin
18 Posted 05/02/2016 at 20:31:20
If Niasse doesn't make it at Stoke due to paper delay, then an extra week's training will not do him any harm. I like his attitude and I have a feeling he is going to be very direct.

When he adapts to the Premier League, I think he will have the attributes to cause havoc in the opposing half. He could be a very exciting addition, and I love the fact there is so much pace in the side now.

Peter Larkin
19 Posted 05/02/2016 at 21:35:51
He is ruled out for Saturday, lads – no clearence yet.

Hard work from the front is key. I would stick with Lennon. Deulofeuv always a great impact sub.
Armando Canaj
20 Posted 05/02/2016 at 23:18:22
You can tell from what he’s said in the last two days that this fella is going to be a success with us. Shows true determination to get on and play the game AND hopefully bang some goals in tomorrow if papers are in places in time.

Imagine this fella up front with Ross and Lennon around him.

COME on you Blues!

John Roberts
21 Posted 05/02/2016 at 23:27:17
I agree with Dennis at #11. I can’t get excited about the rest of the season from now onwards unless we do well in the cup. if we pick up results just like last season again after too many draws, it would only feel me with frustration of why didn’t we start improving earlier.

No improvement this season especially with no Euro commitments and better squad. Although, I’m excited about this new lad for next season and what new manager we might / should get.
Mark Andersson
22 Posted 06/02/2016 at 00:59:42
Let’s hope Niasse can do the business with his feet talk is cheap,and we have a manager who talks bottom basement cheap

Denis I’m with you, I felt our season was over in November as I couldn’t see any improvement. A couple of wins against shit teams and some start dreaming again.

I have a feeling it will be business as usual against Stoke. Always happy to be proved wrong.

Anthony Dwyer
23 Posted 06/02/2016 at 01:53:59
Real shame we could not manage to do what ever other club have managed and get this work permit nailed, that said it doesn't really matter because our league season isn't worth a toss now.

Sorry to be miserable but come on, Champs League has gone, Europa has gone and the Carling cup is over too.

Will have to use the remainder of the season to build confidence, plug up a leaky defence and hope Rob can gain a bit of tactical knowledge with the upcoming games and go again next year.

Ben Dyke
24 Posted 06/02/2016 at 05:35:34
We heard you first time Peter! This lads attitude is great. He's another Besic but in a forward role.

Just a shame we can't defend yet.

Harold Matthews
25 Posted 06/02/2016 at 11:11:56
Surprised at the number of lads suffering expectation sickness. Obviously very young inexperienced Evertonians.
Darren Hind
26 Posted 06/02/2016 at 11:23:22
You know better than that Harold.

You never REALLY grow out of it, you just learn not to admit it

Brian Harrison
27 Posted 06/02/2016 at 11:32:32
I see after our win on Wednesday there are some talking about top 6 again. Well seeing we haven't had back to back wins in the league all season, that will have to change today for us to have any chance of top 6. Our results have been better on the road than at Goodison, maybe our style is more suited to hitting teams on the break.
Were at home the onus is on us to make the running and we seem to struggle doing that.
Anton Garvey
28 Posted 07/02/2016 at 13:10:21
Niasse – if you always want to play as much as Gibson and McGeady, you’ll be okay.
Ken Finch
29 Posted 10/02/2016 at 12:25:25
Has the international clearance and/or work permit been issued yet?

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