Everton boss Ronald Koeman has told Oumar Niasse to find a new club if he wants to regularly play.

Niasse, who joined in the winter from Lokomotiv Moscow for £13.5m, has been on the periphery since arriving.

He’d play seven times under former manager Roberto Martínez whilst Koeman has made it clear he is not part of his plans.

“If he likes to play football then he needs to leave,” he told a press conference.

“We make a fast decision about Niasse, we make that fast decision about McGeady and maybe one or two or three more it will be very difficult for them to be part of the team because we have a big squad but I will first speak to the player.”

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Koeman enjoyed his first Premier League game in charge of the Toffees last weekend. The Merseysiders welcomed last season’s third-placed side Tottenham Hotspur to Goodison Park in a game which ended 1-1.

He controversially joined in the summer from Southampton outlining “ambition” as his main reason, suggesting a greater chance of success at the Toffees, as well as hinting he took the Saints as far as he could.

Koeman’s priority is improving on last season’s performance with them finishing in 11th, having spent the previous eight years in the top 10.


Culled from Squawka