Everton have been in need of firepower all season, so it would not have made much sense for the club to offload one of their forward players.
Rumours have surrounded Oumar Niasse due to the 27-year-old’s lack of regular game time at Goodison Park this season.
The Senegal international was brought in from the cold by former manager Ronald Koeman earlier in the season, but he is still yet to have a regular run out in the team.
In total, Niasse has made 15 appearances in all competitions, but only five of those outings have been starts.
Despite this, the forward has netted seven goals and created one assist, with his most recent hit coming against West Bromwich Albion at the weekend.
Niasse scored Everton’s only goal of the game as they recorded a 1-1 draw at Goodison Park.
Since the encounter, Sam Allardyce, who replaced Koeman as manager in November, has addressed rumours about his striker’s future.
According to the Liverpool Echo, the experienced coach has confirmed that no transfer will be sanctioned.
“No I can’t let Niasse go, there’s no danger of that. The hardest thing to come here in January is to come and play up front. And there is no way we can let Oumar go.”
Everton fans have now given their reactions to Allardyce’s comments.
good decision ! give klassen a run in the team and play 2 up top tosun/dcl or tosun/niasse . can't be any worse than it is now. 2 dms is a big no at home , give the opposition something to think about !
— david john hughes (@davidjohn562) January 21, 2018
Brilliant News, Don't no about staying we should we should be giving him a contract extension on better terms
His never Say Die attitude and constant running is exactly what we need at this club right now he plays for the badge unlike some others who could be mentioned #omarefc
— Steve Montgomery (@montgomerysms) January 21, 2018
Fantastic! He’s one of us
— Hayley (@Hayley_Everton) January 22, 2018
Yes, lets not sell our top scorer shall we! Hows about him actually starting games from now on!!??
— Oozalem (@oozalem) January 22, 2018
— Andy Lawler (@LAW13R) January 22, 2018
— dead pool (@zabogity) January 21, 2018
I am glad for I believe we will need his spirit and when you consider how many chances he has had to score in open play against the goals he has actually scored then he has been a hero.
— Roger Williams (@RogerWi33581994) January 22, 2018
— Connor McCaffrey (@Connormc78) January 21, 2018