VIDEO: This Montage Suggests Niasse Isn’t As Bad As Everton Fans Are Claiming

4 Posted by - August 10, 2016 - News, Video

Part of the deal which will see Yannick Bolasie leaving Crystal Palace for Everton in the coming days is a loan move in the opposite direction from Toffeees frontman Oumar Niasse, but what do we know about him?

This video montage suggests that Niasse could score a fair few goals in a Palace shirt if he is given a boost in confidence. 

The reaction of Everton fans to the news that Niasse is being bundled into a deal for Bolasie was one of almost universal hilarity, given the disastrous run of form the Senegal frontman has endured whilst playing at Goodison Park. 

Despite only making five Premier League appearances in royal blue, the judgement of him has been harsh to say the least, with suggestions that his teammates raised questions over how he had ever become a professional footballer when first training with him on Merseyside.

It is a perception which doesn’t chime clearly with the £13.5 million fee they paid to take him away from Lokomtiv Moscow last February, where he managed a respectable 19 goals in 42 appearances, including a vital equaliser in the Russian Cup Final which he and his teammates went on to win 3-1. 

Having managed just 152 minutes of first-team football for Everton last season, he has not been given a squad number by them for the upcoming campaign, but in the form of a loan deal, Palace may as well see if they can somehow light a fire underneath the faltering frontman where Roberto Martinez failed so dramatically. 

Perhaps the transfer fee has clouded the judgement of Everton fans in relation to Niasse’s true potential or maybe he really is that bad; either way it looks as though the Selhurst Park faithful are set to find out for themselves in the next few months. 

I’m praying the YouTube version of Oumar turns up and hits the ground running in SE25. There really is nothing like a bit of pre-season optimism. 


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  • Phil August 10, 2016 - 7:14 am Reply

    Farm him off to Moyes.. Let him pay his wages and give him a game, shame for the lad.. But right now he won’t get many chances to shine at our club.. Who knows he might be worth the money at the end of the season?

  • Richard C August 10, 2016 - 7:47 am Reply

    Palace take on the waifs and strays of the PL? If he turns out to be another Adeybayor then it will just be more money wasted on an over inflated salary.

    Conversely, if he turns out to be half decent then Everton will ask for him back. As desperate as we are, I think I’d tell Everton to keep him and concentrate on advancing our youngsters.

  • Toffee Blue August 10, 2016 - 8:57 am Reply

    Trust me guys he really is that bad. He looks like he’s never played football before in his life. I think we are paying you all this money just to take this guy on loan haha

    • admin August 10, 2016 - 10:36 am Reply

      You’re one of many to say that; I think it’s genuinely hilarious. I’m more intrigued than anything…

  • Jonesy August 10, 2016 - 9:06 am Reply

    No chance Everton will want him back. The £5mn add-on to the Bolasie deal is to make you keep Niasse past January and dont send him back north!.

    Seriously. Hope you do bring something out of him that he’s somehow decided not to show on Merseyside.

    • admin August 10, 2016 - 10:38 am Reply

      Our fingers are crossed, Jonesy!

  • Jose Fonte Baby! Jose Fonte, Oh, Oh, Oh August 10, 2016 - 11:51 am Reply

    Despite the offer of 30m i would like to keep Yala, he is frustrating but his moments of skill are what watching football is about. If Niasse really is this bad then I would rather rely on Lapado/Keshi/Kaikai as back up to Wickham when he inevitably gets injured. I really think Keshi could poach some goals in the last 10-15mins of a tight game.

    Also should we really be going for loan deals? I thought they were only for young players or teams who dont think they will stay up and thus dont want to commit to a signing.

    Much rather spend the money on Benteke or A.N Other. In terms of maverick strikers i actually would sort of like to see us sign Balotelli. I think he would thrive with Wilf and co feeding him in an atmosphere where he is loved.

  • Richard C August 10, 2016 - 12:18 pm Reply

    JFBJF interesting point on Balotelli, but isn’t he likely to be another Adeybayor? Can’t argue with you about keeping Yala though as although it will open up the Benteke signing it will still only be one out and one in and of course the loss of one of our best.

    We really don’t want this guy from Everton, nor do we want the one shot Welsh wonder as a frankly laughable replacement for Yala.

    Sign Benteke, Nasri and Santon and then decide who we want to keep as cover for the wing, Chungy or Sako can go. I’ll then look forward to the coming season

    • Jose Fonte Baby! Jose Fonte, Oh, Oh, Oh August 10, 2016 - 1:04 pm Reply

      I think Ballotelli is better than Adebeyor and i do understand the risk but i feel at a club like Palace he would thrive and his height, pace and ability would suit our system. I dont see the point of selling Yala to fund Benteke as we need a bigger squad so we can cover injuries.

      Robson-Kanu would be a step from Campbell in terms of cover but i don’t think he should be starting. Also he would settle well as we have a lot of Welsh players.

      I think Benteke, Robson-Kanu, Robertson from Hull and another winger if Yala leaves would leave us with a competitive squad. I do hope Kaikai, Boeteng and a few other youngsters get given a chance.

      We seem to have a few gems in Dreher, Coker, Wynter and co. I noticed Phillips has been playing in defence during pre-season, coud’ve sworn he was an attacking midfielder/winger for u21s?

  • Richard C August 10, 2016 - 3:16 pm Reply

    Dreher looks exceptional, very assured on the ball. Would like to see him step up sooner rather than later.

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