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Everton ready to move on from £13.5 million mistake

Comments from Senegal FA lead to Everton exit rumors

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In a move that surprises no one, it looks like Everton are ready to send Oumar Niasse on his way in a move that is sure to be less impressive than the one that brought him here just 7 months ago. According to media reports a loan to Galatasaray in the Turkish League will be completed soon for a fee of just over £1 million. The two clubs are currently negotiating on a buyout clause as part of the loan for £5 million at the end of the current season.

Comments from the Senegal FA president have pushed these rumors even further.

Per the source, Senegal FA president Augustin Senghor was speaking to reporters about Niasse’s charitable efforts and contributions to the football federation when he said he hopes the Everton striker is successful in Turkey next season.

That has to hurt, but after his dreadful time here it’s no wonder no one wants to take a huge shot on him. He is familiar with the Turkish league having played for Akhisar and still has a Turkish agent before he left to join the Russian League. In the end I think this one probably happens and the purchase fee is near the £5 million. It’s a big loss on the fee spent so recently to make him the third most expensive signing in Everton history, but better than spending more money on his salary this season.

Manager Ronald Koeman has already made it clear that Niasse is not part of his plans going forward with the Senegalese forward not even in Saturday’s gameday squad. Gerard Deulofeu made a solid impression in his start up top this weekend leaving Niasse even further from seeing playing time in Everton blue.