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BURTON ALBION SIGN FREE AGENT OUMAR NIASSE

17 February 2022

BURTON Albion have completed the signing of Senegal international striker Oumar Niasse.

The 31-year-old free agent 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.

He also had loan spells away from the Premier League club at Hull City and Cardiff City to get game time during his time on Merseyside.

Huddersfield Town is Niasse’s most recent club, having earnt a deal with the West Yorkshire club after impressing on trial.

However, he didn’t make a competitive appearance for the Championship club due to injury and was released when his contract expired at the end of June 2021.

Oumar will take the number 21 shirt with the Club.

Manager, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, said: “We are obviously aware that Oumar has been out of training for a while since he left Huddersfield.

“He’s been training with us for a short period and has shown a lot of hunger and desire to get back playing.

“We know he’s made over 50 Premier League appearances, and he’s shown us that he can add something to the squad that we have – hopefully he’ll be a good help for us to finish the season strongly.”

Everyone at Burton Albion would like to welcome Oumar to the Pirelli Stadium!


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