Everton are seemingly set to answer their fans wishes, by replacing manager Sam Allardyce this summer. The former England manager helped guide Everton to safety after their woeful start to the season under former boss Ronald Koeman. However, fans have been frustrated with the disengaging playing style of Everton under ‘Big Sam’.
For one Everton player, this is fantastic news.
Oumar Niasse has had a topsy-turvy career at Goodison Park.
He cost the club £13.5 million when signed from Lokomotiv Moscow in January 2016, as reported by The Telegraph.
But he struggled from the start under Roberto Martinez and was completely cast away from the first-team under Koeman. The Senegal striker was not handed a squad number last season and in January was sent out on loan to Hull City.
It was in Yorkshire where he worked under prospective new Everton boss Silva. Niasse became a vital cog in the Hull system under the Portuguese manager. He went on to score five goals in 19 games as Hull bravely, but unsuccessfully, fought for Premier League survival under the guidance of Silva.
But Niasse will know that Silva already appreciates and understands his style of play. The forward has proven this season that he can be a valuable squad player at Goodison Park, with nine goals in 25 appearances for The Toffees.
But if Silva was to arrive, any fears over his long-term future at the club would likely be allayed considering the pairs previous good working relationship.
Nobody at Everton will likely be happier by the appointment of Silva than the Senegal attacker.