Date: 22nd April 2019 at 9:31am
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According to Aksam (h/t Sport Witness), Oumar Niasse is open to leaving Everton this summer and is interested in joining Besiktas. The 29-year-old is surplus to requirements at Goodison Park and joined Cardiff City on loan in January for the remainder of the season.

Niasse has struggled with the Bluebirds, however, failing to score or make an assist in 12 appearances, so his future looks uncertain when the campaign comes to a close. Cardiff are unlikely to consider a permanent move given how poor Niasse has been, but Everton don’t want him either.

A move away from Merseyside might be the only solution and Besiktas are one club looking to capitalise on the situation. The report states that Niasse is keen on returning to the Turkish Super Lig five years after he last played in the country – Akhisarspor in 2013/14.

Since joining Everton from Lokomotiv Moscow for £13.5m, Niasse has made 39 appearances in all competitions, scoring and creating 13 goals. The Senegalese international has been loaned away from Goodison twice (Hull City in 2016/17 and Cardiff in 2018/19) and is entering the final year of his deal.

Besiktas are interested in a loan move, but Everton might want to cash in on the striker’s signature as he could leave for nothing in just over 12 months.

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