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Everton Outcast On Warnock Radar

Everton Outcast On Warnock Radar

Cardiff have been linked with a January move for out-of-favour Everton striker Oumar Niasse. Bluebirds boss Neil Warnock is eager to strengthen in the winter window and has targeted at least three new faces in a bid to boost his side’s survival hopes.

A new striker is the top priority for Warnock, who has used midfielder Callum Paterson as a centre-forward on occasion this season, and Niasse has emerged as a potential target.

Niasse joined Everton in a £13.5million move from Lokomotiv Moscow in the 2016 winter window but found himself frozen out by former boss Ronald Koeman and joined Hull on loan for the latter half of the 2016-17 campaign.

The Senegalese forward did force his way back into contention last term and managed eight Premier League goals in 22 appearances but he has slipped down the pecking order under current boss Marco Silva and has managed just six outings this term, with only one start.

Cardiff have now been tipped to make a move and it is understood the 28-year-old is keen to depart Goodison Park in the new year.

Everton would prefer a permanent exit, but Cardiff are more likely to seek a loan deal with the option of an outright deal at the end of the season.

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