Former Everton striker reveals he wants Allardyce reunion at West Brom

Former Everton striker Oumar Niasse has revealed he would move to West Brom without hesitation if Sam Allardyce wanted a reunion.

Niasse previously played under Allardyce at Everton, but fell out of favour in recent years and was released in the summer.

The striker has been without a club ever since, although TEAMtalk understands that he is of interest to a couple of sides in the Championship.

Allardyce’s appointment at West Brom may open up an opportunity for him to return to the Premier League, though.

Now, the 30-year-old has issued a come-and-get-me plea to his former boss.

Niasse told The Beautiful Game Podcast: “I’m always on the phone with my agent. Big Sam is a guy I’ve worked with and we had a good relationship in his time at Everton.

“When he was appointed West Brom manager, it’s kind of something open. Right now the only thing on my mind is, if I get to a team in England, the opportunity to get on the pitch and to do exactly what I’ve been missing all this time.

“I know with Big Sam I have a good relationship, like I said. He knows how I am, he knows me personally. That can be a very good thing and, to be honest, I’m open.”



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Niasse open to Championship

Derby and Middlesbrough are among the clubs to have shown an interest in Niasse so far. He has now confirmed that he would consider playing in the Championship.

“Even the Championship I’m thinking about it, because the challenge could be there, it could be interesting. I’m ready to find another challenge because that’s really what I want.

“I want my son here. Now the MLS is opening the door, but it’s too far. I’m thinking about what exactly I have to get. If I go there and I’m not happy, it’s not worth it.

“It’s more about being happy and I know being in England is something that will make me happy.

“Of course West Brom could be a good opportunity for me, but my agent will try to do what he needs to do. If Big Sam is interested, I’d be ready to jump in my car and drive to Birmingham!”

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