Everton outcast Oumar Niasse is wanted by Premier League newsboys Brighton and Hove Albion, according to the Liverpool Echo, and Niasse is reportedly keen on a move to the Seagulls.
The Echo reported yesterday that Brighton were keen on signing the Senegal international, after the Toffees made the striker available for sale once again this summer.
Signed for £13.5million by Roberto Martínez in the last few months of his Blues tenure, Niasse struggled with injuries and poor form in his short Everton career.
Last season, incoming manager Ronald Koeman was keen to shift Niasse as he wouldn’t feature in his plans, and subsequently didn’t award the former Lokomotiv Moscow man a squad number or a changing room locker.
Despite the club not finding any permanent suitors, Hull City took Niasse on loan in January, where he scored five goals in 19 games in all competitions.
Despite giving him a squad number on his return to USM Finch Farm this summer, Koeman is keen to move him on for good, with the 27-year old not having featured at all in pre-season.
Brighton don’t possess an abundance of Premier League experience amongst their squad, and are considering Niasse ahead of their first season in the top flight since 1983.
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Niasse would reportedly be open to the move, as he believes a move to the Amex would offer him a good chance at regular football.