Everton striker Oumar Niasse has reportedly caught the eye of Turkish side Trabzonspor.
According to a report from Fotospor, the Super Lig outfit are ready to offer the Senegal international an escape route from Goodison Park, where he has disappeared into the shadows in recent times.
This season, the 29-year-old has made five appearances in all competitions in 2019/20, totalling just 199 minutes on the pitch.
Under Carlo Ancelotti he made cameo appearances against West Ham United and Newcastle United in January, but his long-term prospects at the club appear very slim, especially with his contract expiring this summer.
It would be a major surprise if he was given a new deal, meaning a move to Trabzonspor could well be on the cards.
Niasse has played in Turkey before with Akhisar Belediyespor in the 2013/14 season.
It’s been a fairly underwhelming stint on Merseyside for Niasse, who has scored just nine goals in 42 appearances since arriving in 2016.
TBR’s view – Everton to take the hit
So it appears Everton will be taking a hit on Niasse, who has had enough chances to prove himself for the Toffees.
Having joined for a reported fee of £13.5 million on Roberto Martinez’s watch (BBC Sport), Niasse has ultimately prove to be a disappointment.
Coming from the Russian top-flight he was always going to be a gamble, but fans certainly expected more.
It’ll be a slight disappointment for the club to have missed out on the chance to recoup some of that initial outlay, but at least he’ll soon be off the wage bill.