Huddersfield Town are in talks to sign former Everton and Hull City striker Oumar Niasse, according to The Sun.
Niasse hasn’t played competitively since featuring for the Toffees against Everton last January, and has been a free agent since he was released by the Goodison Park out at the end of last season.
The Senegalese striker managed nine goals across four seasons on Merseyside, although that did include a brief loan spell with Hull City, but his four strikes couldn’t save them from relegation.
And The Sun believe that Huddersfield are in talks to sign the 30-year-old in order to help boost their survival bid following just one point from their previous five Championship matches.
Derby County had also been credited with an interest as exclusively revealed by us here at Football League World, however it appears that a move to the Terriers is looking the more likely.
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Huddersfield’s top goalscorer is Josh Koroma with six, but the Terriers have scored just 30 times in their 27 league outings and have netted just three times in their last seven-and-a-half hours of action in the second-tier.
Given that the transfer window has closed, this wouldn’t be the worst short-term addition for Huddersfield.
Whilst Niasse has generally struggled during his time in England, his showed during the 2017-18 campaign that he knows where the goal is by scoring an impressive nine times in 25 appearances.
Following their failure to sign a striker on Deadline Day, the Terriers are in the ‘beggars can’t be choosers category’ and therefore bringing in Niasse would be a decent piece of late business here.