19 Oumar Niasse

Nationality
sen Senegal
Position
Forward
Height
182cm
Weight
75kg
Birthday
April 18, 1990
Age
28

Oumar Niasse signed for Everton on 1 February 2016, penning a four-and-a-half-year deal.

The Senegalese striker made the switch to Goodison Park from Lokomotiv Moscow on deadline day of the January transfer window for a fee of £13.5million, amid interest from across Europe.

During his time with Moscow, Niasse was named Russian Premier League Player of the Year in 2015 and also helped his side to the Russian Cup, scoring in the final.

The Senegal international had previously played for his hometown club of US Ouakam and Turkish outfit Akhisar Belediyespor either side of a brief loan spell at Norwegian side Brann. As a striker who could also play out wide, the strong and pacey Niasse has been prolific.

He was the main attacking threat for Ouakam during his early years, helping them to promotion and then the Senegal Premier League title in 2009 and 2011 respectively.

After Magaye Gueye, Niasse became only the second Senegalese footballer to sign for Everton.