Hull City announced on Wednesday that they wouldn’t be taking up an option to sign Everton striker Oumar Niasse on a permanent deal following a loan spell at the KCOM Stadium during the second half of the Premier League season.
The Senegal international scored four goals in 17 top flight appearances for the Tigers but it wasn’t enough to help prevent them suffering an immediate return to the Championship with a 4-0 defeat to Crystal Palace sealing their fate earlier this month.
The relegation means that the Yorkshire outfit won’t be signing the 27-year-old on a permanent basis, meaning the attacker will return to Goodison Park.
Big things were expected of Niasse when he joined the Merseyside outfit for a fee of around £13.5m at the end of the January transfer window in 2016, but he has made just seven appearances in all competitions since and has failed to impress Ronald Koeman.
Everton supporters were quick to react to the news of the striker’s return via social media, and they predictably poked fun at him, suggesting he could play in goal.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
@EvertonBlueArmy Put him in goal.
— Mart Bray (@evertonianbray1) May 24, 2017
@EvertonBlueArmy Lukaku can go for free if we have him and Koné up front ????
— Jonathan Whitefoot (@JR_Whitefoot) May 24, 2017
@EvertonBlueArmy Jesus rises from the dead
— zak (@BxIasie) May 24, 2017
@EvertonBlueArmy Don't Know Why, RK Doesn't want him…..
— The Toffeeman (@thaibrownie) May 24, 2017
— EvertonViking (@Va1hallaViking) May 24, 2017