Ex-Everton, Hull and Huddersfield striker Oumar Niasse finds new club after training with 10th-tier side

Oumar Niasse has signed for League One Burton Albion.

Former Everton striker Oumar Niasse has finally found himself a new club.

The 31-year-old has signed for League One outfit Burton Albion for the remainder of the season.

Niasse joined the Toffees for £13.5 million in February 2016 but proved a disappointing purchase.

In total, the ex-Senegal international scored only nine times in 42 appearances and was shipped out on loan to Hull City and Cardiff City.

After his Goodison Park release in the summer of 2020, Niasse had a period as a free agent before joining Huddersfield Town on a short-term deal last February.

He had been in a similar situation this season - and was training with 10th-tier side West Didsbury & Chorlton to keep fit.

Former Everton striker Oumar Niasse. Picture: Mark Robinson/Getty Images

Now Burton have handed Niasse a lifeline to reignite his career.

Brewers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink told the club website: “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.”

Burton are 13th in League One and face Ipswich Town tomorrow.