Hull City’s grand escape plan: Sign Oumar Niasse

Date published: Monday 9th January 2017 10:42

Marco Silva is closing in on his first signing as Hull City boss, with the club interested in loaning Oumar Niasse from Everton.

Hull are bottom of the Premier League, three points behind 17th-placed Crystal Palace with 18 games remaining.

Silva was appointed manager last week after the departure of Mike Phelan from the post, and Niasse has emerged as his first target.

According to Sky Sports, the club have agreed to take the 26-year-old on loan for the rest of the season, with a view to completing a permanent deal in the summer.

Niasse joined Everton for £13.5million last January, but has played just 142 minutes of Premier League football since.

Ronald Koeman has not even named the striker on a matchday bench in the league this season, with Niasse consigned to playing in the Checkatrade Trophy.

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