The Guardian claim that Everton will sell the striker for £13m this month if one of those three clubs come through with a firm offer.
Niasse almost moved to Selhurst Park on transfer deadline day last summer but a £10m move collapsed at the last minute.
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1 Posted 08/01/2018 at 21:45:33
2 Posted 08/01/2018 at 21:51:15
3 Posted 08/01/2018 at 21:53:01
Some of the others being linked are struggling, Sakho, Silva and Turan, ( approaching thirty).
I wish Oumar all the best, for whoever he moves to, a player who maybe was not what we need, but despite all that happened showed true class, he will always be remembered and respected.
4 Posted 08/01/2018 at 21:54:22
We should try to get Dembele regardless of whether Oumar stays or goes though.
5 Posted 08/01/2018 at 22:00:08
6 Posted 08/01/2018 at 22:08:16
If sold, I will be sad to see you leave Oumar. Your coming back from the brink and firing in some goals, showing Koeman up big time. Class personified. Good luck in your future, be it here or elsewhere.
7 Posted 08/01/2018 at 22:20:43
Everyone can learn a lesson in life from this guy, truly inspirational.
8 Posted 08/01/2018 at 22:23:02
9 Posted 08/01/2018 at 22:27:11
If we can recoup the 㾹m that would be great!
Good luck Oumar! The Blues love a 100%er!
10 Posted 08/01/2018 at 22:30:47
Tosun may well take time, Calvert-Lewin is knackered and hasn't scored the required goals and Sandro is well on his way soon surely?
11 Posted 08/01/2018 at 22:35:57
For all of that, he is not our future, so I really do hope we'll let him go to a decent club who'll appreciate him!
We 'lost' that buyer's fee years ago, so "everyone"'s said all the time since! Now just give him the berth he needs, even if we lose the odd quid or two!!!
12 Posted 08/01/2018 at 22:39:59
But I agree he's probably my favourite player due to his attitude. I wish him luck and a good run at another club. Would like us to move a few more on and add a bit of quality to the squad.
13 Posted 08/01/2018 at 22:43:22
Niasse gives defenders problems; he might not be the best but surely we can't let him go in this window it doesn't make sense.
Arsenal and the likes have loads of strikers; we have 2. I don't get it.
14 Posted 08/01/2018 at 22:49:22
15 Posted 08/01/2018 at 22:51:06
16 Posted 08/01/2018 at 23:14:38
Why would we sell Niasse now? Granted he isn't a Messi but our attacking stats for this season show the two areas we need to strengthen in.
Hang on for the club statement of Bolasie and Coleman is like two new players.
17 Posted 08/01/2018 at 23:31:01
He is a better forward (with a better record) than Calvert-Lewin and is a proven goal scorer, in difficult circumstances in Everton's case. Tosun will find himself isolated as well if Allardyce persists with the same tactics. We need to keep strikers and add strikers as Rob says.
18 Posted 08/01/2018 at 23:33:42
He had a decent season scoring 15 in 43 in the Championship for Fulham then 17 in 29 for Celtic albeit in the Scottish Premier League. This season 4 in 13 in a stop-start season due to injury.
He's done well at international level for France U21s with 7 in 10 though I don't know the opposition and at 21 there is lots of potential to improve.
I do have a nagging feeling though that he may struggle with the step-up in level and he won't come cheap.
I'd be more inclined to pass on this lad at the moment and see how he develops.
19 Posted 08/01/2018 at 23:42:32
20 Posted 08/01/2018 at 23:47:56
21 Posted 08/01/2018 at 00:06:10
22 Posted 09/01/2018 at 00:08:03
Without him earlier this season, we'd have been dead in the water, and as far as I'm concerned I'll not be complaining if he stays at the club for another three years.
23 Posted 09/01/2018 at 00:10:52
24 Posted 09/01/2018 at 00:17:51
Great guy. Tremendous attitude and dedication. Never gives up. A pest, yes; but that doesn't do it at this level. He is a mid-table Championship player at best.
25 Posted 09/01/2018 at 01:44:00
26 Posted 09/01/2018 at 01:49:40
What I saw was a quick, athletic player with an eye for goal and a pretty cool and calm demeanor when it came to finishing off moves. I still think this. He can be erratic, he can be unpredictable, but he scores, chases everything, never gives up (which is a great quality to have and is infectious in a good way) and you generally know he is on the pitch.
For me, I'd like him to stay. I obviously rate him higher than a lot of supporters do, but I see something he has something to offer, nice to know I am not a voice in the wilderness on this one! As an impact sub, he'd be ideal playing off the big target man we have just bought, I reckon!
27 Posted 09/01/2018 at 02:05:54
We're chomping at the bit to get our coin back on a forward, that if he works (as in being a striker) he should be worth 㿀 mill, minimum.
For a 10 slot, you keep handy people like him around, Shirley??
28 Posted 09/01/2018 at 02:42:47
29 Posted 09/01/2018 at 02:44:44
30 Posted 09/01/2018 at 02:59:08
With Calvert-Lewin not scoring too many goals and Tosun an unknown quality until he starts scoring, Everton need their goal scorers until they are sure of finishing as high as possible in the Premier League.
31 Posted 09/01/2018 at 04:13:16
We lost Kone, Valencia and Lukaku and never replaced them.
It's got to be worth £13m just to be able bring him on for the last 10 mins if we need a goal.
32 Posted 09/01/2018 at 04:44:38
33 Posted 09/01/2018 at 06:05:58
Oumar may be unorthodox and ungainly but he upsets defences and scores goals, our second top scorer this season from limited game time. It would be a very short sighted move to let him go at this time.
34 Posted 09/01/2018 at 06:26:33
㾹 million seems reasonable, provided of course someone else comes in. No point us letting him go if we haven't got another striker in the pipeline. But if he does go, then good luck to the lad. And if he stays, at least we know he'll put in a real shift for us.
35 Posted 09/01/2018 at 06:46:28
36 Posted 09/01/2018 at 07:10:38
37 Posted 09/01/2018 at 07:22:31
Fortunately, we have more experienced people in charge of recruitment and I am sure Sam Allardyce will not allow Niasse to go unless replaced by a proven Premier League goalscorer someone like Welbeck, Sturridge, Giroud, Benteke, Batshuayi, or Rashford. If they are unavailable, we should keep Niasse until the end of the season.
38 Posted 09/01/2018 at 07:35:02
I get that he had been effective at times. At others though, his lack of technique really breaks down an attack. He can't control the ball, or really pass. He has pace and can shoot. Long term though he is one who has to go.
Samdro, despite some detractors on here, deserves time. He Is a far better footballer but needs to find his feet. We need to start thinking more long term now, especially with us probably safe. Jettisoning Sandro in favour of Niasse is a small-time move, sorry.
39 Posted 09/01/2018 at 07:36:04
Niasse, for all his flaws, has got us goals. He is our second highest scorer and gives 110% every time he's on the pitch. Why rush to lose him?
40 Posted 09/01/2018 at 07:41:27
The truth is something distinctly different. I have been repeatedly told by Everton staff past and present that, when he first arrived, his arrogance and aloofness stunk the place out. He was unapproachable and particularly caustic to backroom staff!!
Okay he turned things around and is undoubtedly a trier but his smiling good guy persona is a myth, in my opinion. Never good enough to take us where we should be heading quality-wise, but that's a given.
41 Posted 09/01/2018 at 08:02:37
What are your reasons for writing off Sandro?
He is a very young man with oodles of ability. Whilst I accept he hasn't made an immediate impact and has somewhat struggled to adapt, look no further than over the park and Salah's return to the Premier League... De Bruyne etc.
I'm not saying he will be in that league; however, there is an extremely talented player in there and we would be massively foolish to dismiss him. Certainly not in favour of a player (Niasse) who, despite giving his all and becoming a fans favourite, is essentially a Championship-level striker.
42 Posted 09/01/2018 at 08:14:16
43 Posted 09/01/2018 at 08:19:48
Stop the sentimental gibberish and admit we need players of a far higher standard. Good luck Oumar in the future, hope you do well somewhere else.
44 Posted 09/01/2018 at 08:28:17
Klaassen can return to Holland as he is totally inept at this level. I agree with the "Keep Sandro" shouts as he really hasn't been given a fair crack of the whip yet.
45 Posted 09/01/2018 at 08:32:11
Not that there is a whole lot to play for, but it only takes a Cenk injury...
46 Posted 09/01/2018 at 08:46:53
I'm one of those who made my mind up about our Oumar before Brown Shoes was sacked and whilst I'm obviously grateful for the goals he's scored, haven't changed it. The guy is not of the standard we should be aspiring to and Colin @43 says it all for me.
Whether or not he's a "good guy" is totally irrelevant Roy Keane (for example) wasn't such a good guy but Ferguson quite rightly didn't see that as being of any significance. Assuming we replace him before window closes, sell him now for the 㾹 million apparently on offer better still, let the three interested clubs bid against each other.
As for Tosun being an "unknown quantity", he may be to most of us here on TW but we have to assume that he is not so "unknown" to Allardyce et al.
47 Posted 09/01/2018 at 08:50:03
Looking at this deal in the cold light of day an offer of 㾹 million should not be sniffed at. Niasse is hardworking, committed and doesn't give up or hide. He can find the net given chances but in my opinion his all round game is just not at the level required to take us forward.
Would Niasse get in any of the teams that we are aspiring to compete with? The answer is a resounding No. Looking at the options Tosun is untested, Calvert-Lewin developing and Sandro on the fringes on a massive weekly salary and therefore unlikely to move on in terms of a permanent basis ?
Dembele is an obvious attraction but I'm also surprised nobody has mentioned Aubameyang. He looks China-bound on a 㿪 million deal and probably eye watering wages. If Everton mean real business we should be looking at forwards in the 㿞 million bracket goals win games and a proven striker is what is required.
48 Posted 09/01/2018 at 09:19:42
Niasse stays untill we get 2 new strikers who can score goals.
49 Posted 09/01/2018 at 09:26:31
What a joy it is to have a Billionaire owner take over our club! Only at Everton could we find a mega-rich new owner and actually spend less than we used to previously spend on players.
We've got to hand it to Bill Kenwright â€” he is a master at the illusions game. He's fooled us all yet again. It wasn't that long ago that fans on here were saying it won't be long until Moshiri and friends chuck Bill overboard... Hmm... I don't think that's going to happen anytime soon.
50 Posted 09/01/2018 at 09:28:08
It's been clear from his appearances since joining us that he's a very poor footballer, on a par with previous strikers such as Bernie Wright & Brett Angell, so not good enough for us - was a shocking signing.
We don't need him we need much better. I know very little about Tosun but am happy to back Sam's judgement based upon his apparent view of Niasse. I also think Sandro looks a much better option than Niasse is more of an all-round footballer who has been given very little opportunity and is worth giving more chances in the rest of this season (like-wise Klaassen).
If anyone involved in recommending the signing of Niasse is still at the club, I hope they have been removed from involvement in any more transfers.
51 Posted 09/01/2018 at 09:33:49
However, with new signings, his game time here will be further diminished; at his age, he will be better off moving on.
All Evertonians have got a soft spot for him, and I am sure we all wish him every success in the future.
52 Posted 09/01/2018 at 09:34:53
Sometimes though, a striker can have a new lease of life by moving on. Worth having a punt on Iheanacho who already appears to be surplus to requirements at Leicester? Even Slimani?
We certainly need to replace Niasse if he goes as we would only be one injury to Tosun away from being totally reliant on Calvert-Lewin again. Difficult though when you only play one striker at a time.
53 Posted 09/01/2018 at 09:39:06
I'd like to see us get another forward in. I'd take a punt on Walcott or even Sturridge can't stand the guy but he knows where the goal is and would offer more goals than Sandro and Calvert-Lewin.
54 Posted 09/01/2018 at 09:55:13
If we are going to buy young players from abroad, in the hope of them emulating the likes of Henry, Ronaldo etc in being big hits, or even the likes of Eriksen etc at Spurs, we need to gjve them time. To make a snap judgement on such little football is unwise.
On Niasse, he is a decent guy. Lauding him for hanging around and getting his head down has to be tempered with the fact that part of his thinking was based on the fact he is earning £55k a week at a level he probably never thought he would be. You wouldn't rock the boat too much, would you?
55 Posted 09/01/2018 at 09:56:10
Thus he learnt to have controlled chaos! He flicks the bouncing ball about and is where it lands before the defender knows what day it is. He is very unorthodox, which can be a strength.
Pace, power, passion, hunger, desire, cool and calm when pulling the trigger. This boy is a rough diamond that scores goals. Agree he can score and win with us. Oumar out? No! Oumar in please Sam!
56 Posted 09/01/2018 at 12:09:07
They are talking about Jonny Evans, who is approaching 30, moving for anything up to £30M, good defender yes, but come on, it's going crazy.
Luckily, it may be that crazy that we get rid of Schneiderlin.
57 Posted 09/01/2018 at 13:16:24
58 Posted 09/01/2018 at 13:31:50
59 Posted 09/01/2018 at 13:54:07
60 Posted 09/01/2018 at 14:06:19
61 Posted 09/01/2018 at 14:09:11
He deserves the opportunity to be a starting striker in another club, possibly another division. He can carve out a career as an unorthodox goal scorer in the right environment and after the way he was treated by the club he should be assisted in doing so.
62 Posted 09/01/2018 at 14:32:31
63 Posted 09/01/2018 at 14:53:19
I'd keep Oumar until a replacement is found and is secured.
This is Everton and we all know nothing is straight forward.
64 Posted 09/01/2018 at 15:07:28
Turan is allegedly a nightmare.
Never gets on with his team mates and coaches and is all for himself.
He is the last personality we need at Finch Farm.
Players worth a punt imo are Dembele, Slimani, Gabbiadini and the kid at Forest. More in hope than expectation Vardy or Dzeko.
65 Posted 09/01/2018 at 15:31:07
As for replacing him, we have Tuson, Calvert-Lewin and Sandro all competing for one spot, why do we need a 4th?
I could understand a wide forward to support Tosun or Calvert-Lewin and add pace to the flank, but for a No 9, we have our quota, we need to cut down the numbers in the squad, and there's Fraser Hornby in the U23s who did well in Cyprus.
66 Posted 09/01/2018 at 15:46:03
67 Posted 09/01/2018 at 15:50:30
Sell Sandro and keep the pace of Niasse (and goals). Again the question raised over the role of Walsh. Is he director or football or of recruitment? I'd go for Mhkytarian and Shaw from the little man.
68 Posted 09/01/2018 at 16:02:28
69 Posted 09/01/2018 at 17:02:11
70 Posted 09/01/2018 at 18:17:51
He scored goals last year on loan with a terrible team and he is scoring goals this year. Sometimes I wonder if players who have an end product but don't look good in the process are more often than not disregarded.
71 Posted 09/01/2018 at 18:36:31
The likes of Keane, Sandro and Klaassen have not put in the performances we all would have hoped for and even Sigurdsson has been inconsistent. Bad signings so far and Koeman to blame for them.
Lets hope that this guy Tosun can get off the mark quickly otherwise he will be getting the bad press as well, as I am sure many are chomping at the bit to lambaste Big Sam at the earliest opportunity from people in this column.
72 Posted 09/01/2018 at 18:54:10
73 Posted 09/01/2018 at 19:33:51
Good names for a new car?
Yah, yah just picked up my new Ford Tosun tdi.
74 Posted 09/01/2018 at 19:48:50
The priority is a left back as Baines and Garbutt with Galloway on loan (although wasn't he a centre-half played out of position!) is negligent. We are overstocked in centre-mid, centre-half and need to move a few players on; out wide there is too much untested youth.
75 Posted 09/01/2018 at 20:18:52
He would cost a fortune... yet if you looked up the term "flatters to deceive" it would have Mkhitaryan's photo next to it.
76 Posted 09/01/2018 at 21:21:15
77 Posted 09/01/2018 at 21:47:33
All that being said, it's time for Everton to play hard ball for once. The clubs quoted as interested in the article have scored 16, 17 and 20 goals. They need goals and in 2018, £13 million pound is biscuits. Squeeze more money out of them the way clubs to it to us.
78 Posted 10/01/2018 at 06:01:16
79 Posted 11/01/2018 at 00:24:16
80 Posted 19/01/2018 at 12:09:51
Maybe we could try and tempt them with Niasse having got rid of Barkley?
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