Koeman: I can’t understand why Niasse won’t leave

Date published: Friday 23rd September 2016 11:50

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.”

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