Sam Allardyce

Bad for Crystal Palace: Everton’s Oumar Niasse future is sealed

Crystal Palace & Oumar Niasse

One of the deals which has been touted in the January transfer window is Oumar Niasse’s possible Everton exit to Crystal Palace.

Niasse clearly made an impression on Palace in their Premier League match earlier this season.

Everton picked up a 2-2 draw at Selhurst Park as Niasse scored twice. The striker was also slapped with a three game ban after the Palace game for conning the ref into awarding a penalty.

In recent times Niasse has struggled for game time at Goodison Park.

And the forward dropped further down the Everton pecking order when Cenk Tosun signed on for 27 million pounds from Besiktas.

Meanwhile, Crystal Palace remain on the lookout for additional attacking options. Christian Benteke is the only fit striker in Roy Hodgson’s squad.

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Everton say ‘no’

But according to Everton boss Sam Allarydce, Oumar Niasse is going nowhere this January.

Following Saturday’s 1-1 Premier League draw with West Brom, Allardyce made the following statement:

No I can’t let Niasse go, there’s no danger of that. The hardest thing to come here in January is to come and play upfront.

And there is no way we can let Oumar go. We’ve given Dominic (Calvert-Lewin) the weekend off because of the huge amount of games he’s played the fatigue he’s suffered so we said go and chill, rest and recharge your batteries and come back.

We need those three between now and the end of the season.

Everton 1 – West Brom 1

Niasse earned Everton a point on Saturday against West Brom.

The striker was brought off the bench in the second half against the Baggies. 53 seconds after his introduction he converted an assist from Theo Walcott on his debut.

Jay Rodriguez fired West Brom ahead after seven minutes of the match.

Also see: Horrific injury news after Arsenal thrash Crystal Palace.

Crystal Palace sign Jaroslaw Jach from Zaglebie Lubin.