Five former Everton players who remain free agents - and one is training with a 10th-tier non-league club

There are a handful of ex-Toffees who are still on the free agent market.

Former Everton striker Oumar Niasse is training with a non-league outfit as he aims to rejuvenate his stalled career.

Niasse cost the Toffees £13.5 million signing when he joined from Lokomotiv Moscow on January transfer deadline day in 2016.

Yet the forward struggled to have any sort of impact at Goodison Park and was released four-and-a-half years later, having had loan spells at Hull and Cardiff respectively.

After failing to make an appearance at Huddersfield when penning a short-term deal in March, Niasse finds himself in the football wilderness yet again.

The Greater Manchester club are in the North West Counties League Division One South, which is the 10th tier of English football.

That is a division below Merseyside-based AFC Liverpool, Lower Breck and Litherland REMYCA.

Niasse isn't the only ex-Toffees player clubless three months into the 2021-22 season, though. There are a handful in a similar situation.

Scroll down to see who they are.

Kevin Mirallas

Kevin Mirallas in action for Everton. Picture: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

On his day, the former Belgium international was a class act.

Mirallas arrived from Olympiacos in the summer of 2012 for £6 million.

In total, he scored 38 goals in 186 appearances for the Toffees, with the highlight helping Roberto Martinez's side finish fifth in the 2013-14 season.

However, his Goodison career petered out. He spent the final two campaigns back on loan at Olympiacos and then Fiorentina before departing in 2019.

Mirallas returned to his home country with Royal Antwerp before plying his trade with Turkish outfit Gaziantep FK last term.

Aged 34, Mirallas hasn't officially retired and has recently been linked with Standard Liege.

Jack Rodwell

Jack Rodwell coming on for his Everton debut aged 16 in December 2007. Picture: Clive Rose/Getty Images

After becoming the youngest player in Everton history when making his debut aged 16 years and 284 days in December 2007, not many could have predicted the midfielder’s career would jettison as it has.

Rodwell scored eight goals in 109 outings for his boyhood club before he was sold to Manchester City for £15 million in 2012.

However, that's where it all went wrong. Rodwell played just 25 matches for City and then had a forgettable four years at Sunderland where he was much maligned by the fans.

Since then, he's represented Blackburn and Sheffield United - where he played only once in two years - before his release at the end of last season.

If reports are to be believed, Australian outfit Western Sydney Wanderers could hand Rodwell a lifeline. He's still only 30.

Eliaquim Mangala

Eliaquim Mangala had an unlucky time at Everton. Picture: Mark Robinson/Getty Images

The centre-back has a nightmare period to forget on Merseyside.

Mangala joined Everton on loan from Man City in January 2017. Just the second game into his spell, however, he suffered a knee injury against Crystal Palace which ruled him out for the rest of the season.

The eight-cap France international spent the past two campaigns at Valencia but managed only 25 outings before his exit in the summer.

Mangala, 30, is reportedly in negotiations with a move to Besiktas.

Cuco Martina

Ex-Everton defender Cuco Martina. Picture: PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images

The defender was signed on a free transfer in the summer of 2017 after his release from Southampton.

Martina was back-up to Seamus Coleman - and that's about as good as it got for him.

He made 28 appearances in three seasons and in the 2018-19 season was shipped out on loan to Stoke and Feyenoord.

Martina has been without a club since his Everton departure in the summer of 2020 but has represented Curacao seven times this year.

The 32-year-old spoke about his desire to play in the MLS back in March.

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