Everton flop Oumar Niasse has stated why he chose not to leave Goodison Park over the summer despite clearly being surplus to requirements.
Everton are usually extremely proficient in the transfer market but their big money signing of Oumar Niasse from Lokomotiv Moscow last season left many people scratching their heads.
Everton splashed a sizeable £13 million to secure the services of Niasse and although he boasted a very good record in Russia, the Senegalese international had clearly not proven his worth at the highest level for a sufficient amount of time to be able to command such a huge transfer fee.
Niasse clearly failed to impress the manager that brought him to Everton, Roberto Martinez, and his fortunes turned for the worse even further following the appointment of Ronald Koeman as boss of the Toffees, with the Dutchman not even handing the 26-year-old a locker in the dressing room.
Having clearly been frozen out by Everton, Niasse made a move to Hull City on loan during the current January transfer window and the striker is now looking to revive his career at the KCOM Stadium.
Since it was clear that Niasse was no longer wanted by Everton, many are surprised as to why the ex-US Ouakam man did not leave Goodison Park earlier in the summer and he has now finally gone on to explain his motive behind staying put at Merseyside.
Niasse told the Daily Star, “I didn’t want to leave Everton in the summer, even though I got lots of opportunities to move outside of England.
“I decided to stay because I wanted to prove myself here. I’m here to score goals and help the team. I have the motivation to show with Hull exactly who I am.”