Burton Albion confirm the free signing of Everton flop Oumar Niasse after his release by Huddersfield as Brewers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink lauds striker’s ‘hunger and desire’ after Goodison Park misery
- Burton have completed the free signing of Senegalise striker Oumar Niasse
- Niasse, 31, is best remembered for his miserable spell with Everton
- The striker joined for £13.5million but was released by the Toffees in 2020
- He recently left Huddersfield but Jimmy Floyd Hasselbain has been impressed
Burton Albion have completed the signing of former Everton striker Oumar Niasse.
Niasse joined Everton in a £13.5million deal in January 2016, going on to score 12 goals in 36 starts but the 31-year-old Senegal international has been a free agent since leaving Huddersfield in June 2021 following a short-term deal.
Injuries meant that the striker was unable to make a competitive appearance for The Terriers during his four-month stay.
Burton Albion have completed the free signing of former Everton striker Oumar Niasse
Niasse, 31, is best remembered for his miserable spell at Everton following his £13.5m move
After impressing during a period of training with the Brewers, the League One outfit have offered Niasse a contract. Burton boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has been impressed by the Everton flop’s ‘hunger and desire’.
‘We are obviously aware that Oumar has been out of training for a while since he left Huddersfield,’ he said via the club’s official website.
‘He’s been training with us for a short period and has shown a lot of hunger and desire to get back playing.
‘We know he’s made over 50 Premier League appearances, and he’s shown us that he can add something to the squad that we have – hopefully he’ll be a good help for us to finish the season strongly.’
Niasse was signed by former Toffees boss Roberto Martinez in February 2016, scoring 12 goals in 65 appearances. He spent time on loan at Hull and Cardiff before being released in 2020.
Brewers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has been impressed by Niasse’s ‘hunger and desire’