Oumar Niasse close to Galatasaray switch
The Senegal international Baye Oumar Niasse is close to a move to Galatasaray from Lokomotiv Moscow according to Eurosport TR. The 24-year-old has struggled since his move to the Russian Premier Liga from Akhisar and is looking way a way out.
“Galatasaray have been interested in Niasse for some time,” Niasse’s agent Burak Sallak told Eurosport TR.
“The transfer is could happen in the next few days. Niasse is interested in returning to Turkey and playing under his former manager.”
The Istanbul giants a understood to have made a loan bid for the striker with the option to sign him at the end of the season.
Niasse worked with the new Galatasaray manager Hazma Hamzaoglu while at Akhisar.
The Senegalese international has had trouble finding a regular first team spot in the team and is said to be looking for a move away from the club.
Niasse knows the Süper Lig well, the 24-year-old striker moved to Russia from Akhisar at the start of this season for €6.5 million.
The former Akhisar man has provided two assists and scored four goals in 11 games for Lokomotiv Moscow this season.