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Everton makes it official with Russian League’s reigning player of year Niasse

Oumar Niasse


The biggest player signing of Monday’s transfer Deadline Day has gone down at Goodison Park, as Oumar Niasse has passed his physical and will join Everton.

The reigning Russian Premier League Player of the Year, Niasse was tipped for Everton after the club agreed a reported $19 million deal with Lokomotiv Moscow earlier Monday.

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He has 13 goals and 10 assists so far this season, and the four-times capped Senegalese will add pace and danger to Everton’s attack.


“I started to watch Everton more since the beginning of October because I had heard about their interest. I was interested to see how they play and how they have good young players. If you see players who are aged 20 or 21 and see them perform like that, you know you have a good coach.”

Big move for the Toffees, who have sent Aiden McGeady and Steven Naismith packing this window.

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