Thursday, June 1, 2023

Hull City Linked With Everton Outcast; What Will He Add To The Tigers If Signed?

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Aakarsh Bommakanti
Was diving around lush green grass not so long ago but my keyboard is all I have now. An avid observer of detail in sports with a passion to make myself heard. Can find me playing on a field if not in front of my screen.

The Premier League has a very cruel reputation of spoiling some great talents in world football. The amount of money that flows in the league allows clubs to buy players even without immediate need and this has seen a number of top class players lose their form without enough game time at a club in the league. One such player who might have made a wrong move earlier this year is Senegalese international Oumar Niasse. The 26-year old joined Merseyside outfit Everton in January this year for £13.5m under Roberto Martinez. However, he made just 5 appearances till the end of the season and is now out of favor under Ronald Koeman, the new manager at the club.

The pacey striker has now reportedly been told that he has no future at the club and has been scouted by a couple of clubs in the country. Newcomers to the Premier League, Hull City are reportedly in advanced talks with the player who maybe on his way to the KC Stadium this summer. So what will he add to Mike Phelan’s newly promoted side?

Known for his pace and strength, Niasse is one of the most natural finishers in his country. He has played for three different teams in three different leagues in the last 4 years and has not been able to impress enough to warrant a long spell in the side. But he is an excellent striker who has great pace and dribbling abilities. He can go past his man with ease but is also technically gifted. He knows when to pass the ball and when to carry it and likes to create chances for his side by attracting defenders to ridiculous places in the final third. He is also a hard worker who will give everything to his team in every game and is a player every manager would like in his squad.

His finishing is a bit wayward and needs to be worked upon but he is a more than a decent striker who can lead a side in the Premier League. His style of play will be fruitful when used alongside another target man who can create space for him. Phelan used a 4-3-3 formation in the game against the Foxes with Abel Hernandez in the striker’s position alongside Diomande and Snodgrass. Niasse will fit into any of the three positions and can add a lot of dynamism to the Hull side who were off to a great start to their campaign. They are fresh from a win against the Premier League champions and will be hoping to keep up the confidence deep into the season. Niasse will provide the fresh air that will give them a chance to stay on top of their game every week and can help the Tigers have a decent campaign and stay in the top flight for another season. Do you think Oumar Niasse is a good option for Hull City?

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