Niasse not given Everton shirt number

Oumar Niasse

Niasse joined Everton in January 2015

Oumar Niasse has not been given a shirt number for the new season despite only arriving as Everton’s third most expensive signing last January.

The 26-year-old joined from Lokomotiv Moscow for £13.5m but has failed to score in his 152 minutes on the pitch.

The Senegalese has not appeared in any of Everton’s pre-season fixtures.

Winger Aiden McGeady, forwards Conor McAleny and Leandro Rodriguez and defender Luke Garbutt are also among those not assigned a number.

Republic of Ireland international McGeady featured briefly in Everton’s first two pre-season games, but did not travel to Germany for the club’s two fixtures in Dresden.

He spent the final four months of last season on loan at Sheffield Wednesday.

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