What the Niasse signing means for Everton

The signing of Oumar Niasse for £13.5m from Lokomotiv Moscow raises many questions.

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We don’t know much about the current Russian player of the year but we do know his preferred position is as a central striker. He is unlikely to push Lukaku out of the side with the Belgium scoring 19 goals already this season.

The transfer fee makes him the third most expensive signing in the history of the club and therefore it is hard to believe that he will be left on the substitutes bench.

We know he is quick, got an eye for an assist (10 already this season) and is a little unpredictable, so a place as a wide forward is certainly possible. Due to the impressive form of Gerard Deulofeu he is unlikely to play on the right.

However it is certainly possible that he comes in as alternative to Arouna Kone who spent much of the early stages of the season wide on the left and this is where I would expect him to line up. It would make for a very attacking Everton line-up and one which would be full of pace and goals.

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