Oumar Niasse recently spoke out about his Everton future, revealing to the Daily Star that he plans to hold talks with Marco Silva when the season comes to a close. The 28-year-old has spent the second half of the 2018/19 campaign on loan at Cardiff due to a lack of playing time at Goodison Park and may have an uncertain future this summer as a result.
He said: “I’m still an Everton player – I’m just on loan. But my future we’re going to decide at the end of the season. The end of the season is just six games to go and at the end of the season I’m going to have one year left with Everton. I will see openly what exactly the football (club) is going to give to me.”
Niasse joined Everton from Lokomotiv Moscow in 2016 and has gone on to make 39 appearances in all competitions, scoring and creating 13 goals. The Senegalese international has never managed to nail down a starting place for a prolonged period with the Toffees, making only two Premier League starts in 2015/16, being loaned out to Hull in 2016/17 and 10 league starts in 2017/18.
This season, the centre-forward has racked up just 58 minutes of playing time in the league for Everton. Cenk Tosun, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison has been preferred in attack to Niasse which is why he might have to find himself a new club this summer. He has only one year remaining on his deal, so Everton could cash in early rather than risk losing him for nothing in 2020.