A medical was passed, personal terms were agreed and an option to buy in the summer meant that the transfer of the Senegalese Striker from Everton Football Club was complete.
The 25 year old striker was named Russian Player of the Year in 2015 and had already bagged 12 goals for his previous side before making the anti-climatic move to the blue half of Merseyside. You can describe the new signing as a ‘diverse’ player who can play as both a striker and out on the wing – qualities which new boss Marco Silva likened to his new teammate Adama Diomande. The new addition could prove a breath of fresh air for both the Hull players and the fans as he will provide competition for places and that clinical finish they have been sorely lacking.
Despite being an Everton player for the past season, not many outside of the Blues really who he is, and to be honest, not many on the inside know either having only played 152 minutes of PL football for them. Even after falling out of favor with Ronald Koeman and having to find form in the under-23’s many of the Everton faithful wish him well after being treated somewhat unfairly at his parent club. The lad has a point to prove and if his form continues into his new club, he could provide the desperately needed supply of goals that could save the Tigers from another season down in the Championship.
Everton must have seen something in him to pay £13.5mill for him making it, at the time, their 2nd biggest transfer in their history and whilst he is no longer needed in Merseyside, Silva clearly thinks he can get him back to his best.
Niasse is gonna be class.