Free-agent striker Oumar Niasse is set to snub Derby County and Middlesbrough in order to pursue a move abroad, according to a report from TEAMtalk.
The forward is yet to find a new club after leaving Everton as a free agent earlier this summer and it is understood that the Rams and Boro have shown interest in signing him.
According to TEAMtalk, however, the Championship duo are both going to miss out as Niasse is set to snub them following big-money offers from abroad.
The report claims that clubs from Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates have made the Senegal international contract offers.
Both Boro and Derby still look slightly short of options in the final third this season but it appears they will have to look elsewhere for reinforcements.
Niasse left the Toffees after making just 42 appearances during his four years at Goodison Park.
By far the highlight of his time at Everton came in the 2017/18 campaign, when he found the net eight times in 22 Premier League appearances.
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His time at Everton didn’t end in the best fashion but you feel a step down to the Championship could have suited Niasse, while both Boro and Derby could have benefitted from his arrival.
We’ve seen strikers struggle in the Premier League and then thrive in the second tier so many times before, so it would’ve been really interesting to see how the 30-year-old fared when given a chance to do just that.
That said, as he enters the twilight of his career it’s no surprise that bigger money offers are what look set to tempt him away.