Ronald Koeman says that he can’t understand why Oumar Niasse hasn’t left Everton yet.
Niasse was bought for £13.5m last January, and described in glowing terms by Roberto Martinez.
However, Niasse has barely featured for the club and was told to leave by Koeman.
“Of course I mentioned before the season started that he’s a player who will not be in my plans but he’s still under contract and he needs game-time for if there is interest from other clubs,” Koeman told the Daily Mail.
“Normally, we have enough strikers and different strikers to what he is. I prefer these people and not Niasse in the team.
“That’s a question for the player [why Niasse hasn’t left the club].
“There was some interest in him but not the interest that he liked to have.
“It is all up to the player whether he doesn’t leave, I can’t understand it, but that is normal.
“Football players like to play football, that’s how I see it, and I explained to him why he was not in my plans for the season.”