LEAGUE ONE side Burton Albion have announced the shock signing of former Everton striker Oumar Niasse.
The 31-year-old, who cost Everton £13.5million in 2016, joins The Brewers as a free agent.
Former Everton striker Niasse has signed for League One side Burton AlbionCredit: Getty
Niasse has been without a club since leaving Huddersfield in June of last year.
Injury meant he failed to make a competitive appearance during his four-month stay with the Terriers.
But now he’s been offered a contract by Burton after impressing boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink during a spell training with the club.
The former Chelsea man said: “We are obviously aware that Oumar has been out of training for a while since he left Huddersfield.
“He’s been training with us for a short period and has shown a lot of hunger and desire to get back playing.
“We know he’s made over 50 Premier League appearances, and he’s shown us that he can add something to the squad that we have – hopefully he’ll be a good help for us to finish the season strongly.”
Niasse scored 12 goals in 65 appearances overall during a disappointing four-year stay at Goodison.
He was shipped off on loan to Hull and Cardiff during that time, where again he was far from prolific.
And when his contract expired in 2020 he was immediately released by Everton.
Now though Niasse drops down to the third tier in a bid to fire 12th place Burton towards the League One play-off spots.
Back in December the Mirror reported he was training with TENTH tier outfit West Didsbury and Chorlton in a bid to keep up his fitness.
But now he will get the chance to impress in the EFL again.
It’s unclear as to whether Niasse will be available for selection when Burton travel to take on Ipswich on Saturday.
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