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Fenerbahce close in on Oumar Niasse signing

Fenerbahce are close to signing Everton striker Oumar Niasse.

Oumar Niasse’s time in England has been nothing short of average. The Senegalese striker moved to Everton for a hefty price tag of £13.5m in January 2016. Now, after a loan spell at relegated Hull City last season, Niasse looks set for a move to Turkish giants Fenerbahce.

Niasse fell out with manager Ronald Koeman in the summer of 2016 and was told to leave Merseyside if he wanted first team football. He then joined Hull City in a bid to salvage his Premier League career. However, things haven’t worked out for the former Lokomotiv Moscow striker in England.

Niasse heading to Turkey

News broke out today that Fenerbahce are interested in bringing the striker to Turkey. The club are loaded with talent up top, especially given the recent acquisition of Roberto Soldado. Robin Van Persie, Moussa Sow and Emmanuel Emenike remain prominent options for manager Aykut Kocaman.

Niasse’s decent track record in Russia for Akhisar Belediyespor and Lokomotiv might have played a hand in Fenerbahce submitting a bid for him. Reputed Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio also wrote about the move, which suggests there is some truth in it.

Koeman won’t be too bothered by the striker leaving, however, for Niasse, this is the chance to start something new and re-establish himself.

 

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