Outcast Everton striker Oumar Niasse has emerged as a Deadline Day option for Burnley, according to the Telegraph’s Mike McGrath.
Niasse has played just 19 minutes of Premier League football this season having been shunned throughout Marco Silva’s final months at the helm, making his campaign debut one minute from time against Manchester United during Duncan Ferguson’s caretaker spell.
Carlo Ancelotti was initially reluctant to include the former Senegal international in his matchday plans at Goodison Park, with Niasse omitted from the Italian’s first four league squads, but the 29-year-old has featured in our last two top-flight matches.
A two-minute run-out in our two-all draw with Newcastle United on January 21 may be the £55,000-per-week forward’s last Premier League outing in Royal Blue, though, as Burnley are said to have identified him as a late window option.
Head coach Sean Dyche is considering Deadline Day offensive reinforcements at Turf Moor with the Clarets mired in a fight for survival, with his side currently seven points clear of 18th-placed AFC Bournemouth.
Will Niasse leave on Deadline Day?
Burnley have struggled to produce a free-scoring frontline in the league this term, with Dyche’s men currently averaging 1.16 goals per game to date. The Clarets have also only scored more than once in eight of their 24 encounters.
Dyche may now move for Niasse with Everton openly looking for offers with his contract at Goodison Park up in the summer, and Burnley agreeing to sell Bermuda international Nahki Wells to Bristol City.
With any luck, Dyche will make a move for Niasse before Friday’s 23:00 deadline strikes, and take the Senegal forward’s extremely lucrative contract off our books ahead of becoming a free agent in the summer.