Sheffield Wednesday relegation rivals sign former Premier League striker for season run-in
One of Sheffield Wednesday’s relegation-scrapping Championship rivals have made their second free transfer addition in five weeks.
Huddersfield Town have added former Everton striker Oumar Niasse to their squad ahead of the season run-in. Niasse, who the Toffees signed for £13.5m in 2016, has also played for Hull and Cardiff in the Premier League but has found playing opportunities few and far between in recent seasons.
He joins new face former Arsenal forward Yaya Sanogo, who also signed on a free transfer last month, in the Terriers’ squad.
The signing will be seen as a boost to Huddersfield’s chances of peeling away from the drop zone. The West Yorkshire side are unbeaten in four and sit seven points clear of the bottom three.
On Niasse’s signing, Huddersfield manager Carlos Corberan said: “Oumar has played the highest level of English football for over three years, which means he has all the necessary skills to play in the Sky Bet Championship.
“He is a striker with the dynamic to work very hard; to press the opponent and attack the space.
“He has been working on the pitch with us for a little while and has adapted to our training intensity. He needs time to build up his match fitness as he has had a long time without playing a competitive game, but we will work hard with him to get him ready.”
Wednesday, six points shy of the safety places, are understood to be weighing up the possible addition of former Manchester United starlet Ravel Morrison, who has been on trial with the club since last week.