Hull City have agreed a loan with Everton for Oumar Niasse until the end of the season, when they will have the option to make the deal permanent for a fee of £10m.
The clubs were finalising the terms with Niasse on Tuesday afternoon and the striker is set to become the first signing of the new manager Marco Silva’s tenure. It has been agreed that Hull will pay all of Niasse’s £55,000 weekly wage – with no contributions from Everton. His contract at the Merseyside club runs until 2020.
The 26-year-old Senegalese joined Everton in February of last year on the final day of the winter transfer window in a £13.5m deal from Lokomotiv Moscow but the move turned into a nightmare. Under Roberto Martínez, the club’s manager at the time, he appeared for only 152 minutes across seven fixtures before his situation worsened significantly over the summer.
Ronald Koeman, who succeeded Martínez, decided almost immediately that he did not want Niasse; he stripped him of his first-team squad number and ordered him to train with the club’s under-23s. When a move away from Goodison Park did not happen before the summer deadline, Niasse was integrated into the under-23 team. He has scored seven goals in eight matches for them.
Niasse has been determined to show his ability to supporters in England and, in an interview with the Guardian last October, he made it perfectly clear that if things did not work out for him at Everton, he would want his next club to be in the Premier League. He is about to get his wish at Hull.
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