Senegal international bolsters attacking ranks
- Huddersfield Town sign striker Oumar Niasse
- 30-year-old Senegal international joins as free agent
- Comments from Leigh Bromby and Carlos Corberán
Huddersfield Town has completed the signing of Senegal international striker Oumar Niasse!
The 30-year-old joins the Club as a free agent on a contract running until the end of the season.
Niasse was a prolific scorer in his home nation before enjoying success in the top flights in Turkey and Russia, winning the league’s Player of the Year award whilst helping Lokomotiv Moscow win the domestic cup in 2015.
That form earned him a £13.5 million move to the Premier League with Everton, scoring 12 goals in 36 starts and 29 substitute appearances in the English top-flight.
Oumar will take the number 11 shirt with the Club.
Huddersfield Town’s Head of Football Operations Leigh Bromby explained:
“We’re very happy to get this agreement in place, as we think Oumar is a player who can help us.
“A big part of our recruitment process focuses on the character of the players we’re bringing in and we’ve spoken with Oumar and his representatives over a fair period of time. We’ve had very positive conversations throughout and it’s clear he will be a good fit within our group.
“He’s had plenty of offers since leaving Everton, but he was keen to stay in England and, ideally, in the north so he is close to his family.
“His pedigree speaks for itself, having played in top divisions, in European competitions and commanded huge transfer fees. However, his character is just as impressive. He’s a very positive guy and is determined to show everyone what he is capable of.”
Head Coach Carlos Corberán added:
“Oumar has played the highest level of English football for over three years, which means he has all the necessary skills to play in the Sky Bet Championship.
“He is a striker with the dynamic to work very hard; to press the opponent and attack the space.
“He has been working on the pitch with us for a little while and has adapted to our training intensity. He needs time to build up his match fitness as he has had a long time without playing a competitive game, but we will work hard with him to get him ready.”
You can welcome Oumar to Huddersfield Town on Instagram – oumarniassebaye