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Everton considering striker offer

Think the Toffees should cut their losses with this one

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Crystal Palace have made an offer for out of favour striker Oumar Niasse, according to Senegalese website Wiwsport.

The story, as reported by Sport Witness, claims the bid ‘isn’t inferior’ to €7million (£6.4million).

Niasse has found himself on the fringes under Marco Silva this season, making just one start in the Carabao Cup against Southampton and a further six substitute appearances.

You can’t fault his effort or desire, but it’s been obvious for quite some time that the 28-year-old simply isn’t good enough.

Marcel Brands has already revealed that January is likely to be dominated by the departure of fringe players and youngsters, with Mason Holgate and Kieran Dowell already sent out on loan.

The problem is trying to find suitors who will pay both a decent price and cover the players wages, with Everton’s recent transfer mistakes coming back to haunt them.

The Toffees are never going to get anything like the £13.5million they paid for Niasse in 2016, so they should accept this bid without hesitation.

Brands has also hinted that there will be a one in, one out, policy this month to ensure the squad doesn’t become too bloated and expensive.

An early Niasse departure would therefore open up the door to potential incomings, with a striker high on the club’s wanted list.