Everton star striker close to Turkish League move

Everton’s Senegal international striker Oumar Niasse is nearing a move to the Turkish Super League giants Galatasaray.

Sources close to the Turkish club have told Caught Offside’s Eren Sarigul that the Lions have agreed personal terms with the player and agreed a €1.5 million fee with Everton. However, Galatasaray want to include a €5 million option to sign Niasse within the deal while Everton want the buy-out clause to be set at €6.5 million.

According to the Liverpool Echo, Niasse was keen to fight for his future at Everton and win over new manager Ronald Koeman. However, after being left out of the squad the 26-year-old knows his ‘Everton days are numbered’.

Niasse previously played in the Turkish Super League for Akhisar Belediyespor, where he scored 15 goals in 40 appearances.

Galatasaray have been in pursuit of a replacement striker since Burak Yilmaz joined Chinese giants Beijing Guoan. The Lion’s will not be able to play European football next season due to serving a one-year UEFA ban for breaching FFP regulations.

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