Pundit Jamie Redknapp has expressed his belief that Oumar Niasse is not the long term solution to Everton’s striking problems.
Everton have been facing a crisis in attack after selling Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United this summer and failing to replace the powerful Belgian with suitable replacements.
New signings Wayne Rooney and Sandro Ramirez have failed to impress since their arrivals to the club, which means that the Merseyside team have been struggling in the league due to their toothless performances in front of goal.
The Royal Blues had to endure three back to back defeats, scoring none against Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester United, before finally beating Bournemouth 2-1 last Saturday.
While Everton did finally get their goals, it came courtesy of a player who was believed to have no future at the club in Oumar Niasse. The Senegalese striker scored both the goals for the team after coming off of the bench and relieved pressure from manager Ronald Koeman.
Considering how well he performed in his return, many have tipped Niasse to be the solution to Everton’s attacking problems but pundit Jamie Redknapp has his expressed reservations, saying that the 27-year-old is not a long term solution for the team.
Redknapp said, “As far as cameos go, Oumar Niasse’s double from the bench for Everton will have been Oscar-worthy in the eyes of Ronald Koeman.
“Do not underestimate how important Niasse’s match-winning turn was for Everton’s manager. Had they lost to Bournemouth, Koeman would have been under severe pressure.
“I don’t think Niasse is the long-term solution to Everton’s striking problems by any stretch — but his heroics have granted Koeman a reprieve.”