Date: 6th December 2017 at 5:17pm
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Turkish giants Fenerbahce are preparing a move in January for Everton striker Oumar Niasse, according to Fotomac.

The Turkish publication claims that the Super Lig club are lining up a swoop for the 27-year-old in the New Year when the transfer window re-opens.

It is understood that the top-flight giants have identified that centre-forward as a main target, with concerns over their current options in attack of Robin van Persie and Fernandao.

Niasse has been on the sidelines recently after serving his two-game ban for diving and was named as a substitute during the recent 2-0 win over Huddersfield.

The Senegal international is yet to feature under Sam Allardyce, but has been one of the standout players at Goodison Park this season.

He has managed to force his way back into the senior picture and has scored six goals in nine appearances across all competitions this campaign

Niasse is reportedly on £80,000-a-week wages at Everton and has made just 16 appearances for the club since he joined in 2016.

Good move for Everton?

Everton already have a shortage of attackers in their squad and there is no way the Merseyside club should allow to depart.

The centre-forward has good pace and physical stature, while showing he can also be tidy in front of goal.

He is certainly not the man to spearhead the attack moving forward in the long-term and Allardyce needs to spend in January, but he can still play an important role in the squad.

Niasse has managed to perform a dramatic U-turn on his Everton career after mainly being frozen out under former boss Ronald Koeman and is now reaping the rewards of his patience.

This Is Futbol rating: 2/10

Likely to happen?

Niasse appears to have turned a corner at Everton and it seems like his immediate future will be in the Premier League, despite there being serious uncertainty over him in the summer.

He will now hope to impress under new boss Allardyce and force his way ahead of teammate Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the pecking order.

Fenerbahce are believed to be interested in a swoop for the Everton star, but it remains to be seen whether they will make an official enquiry in January.

This Is Futbol rating: 3/10