Versatile, powerful and athletic, Cheikh Niasse at 6’2 under contract with LOSC is able to position himself as a central defender, not only does he have an athletic presence but he also has good technical skills. He is also capable of playing in a relaying role and launching offensive transitions but also of recovering numerous balls in the midfield.
Will Cheikh Niasse end the year with his club? Earlier in the season he played one game in Ligue 1 with Losc against Saint-Etienne. It is not sure whether Cheikh Niasse will end the year with his club. The 19-year-old defensive midfielder, who can also play central defender, is on the lists of three European clubs: Watford (England), Rennes and Mainz (Germany).
LOSC will have to negotiate with these 3 clubs. Cheikh Tidiane Niasse arrived at LOSC in 2016 from Belgium where he was formed at JMG Soccer Academy in Lierse. The Senegalese jewel had extended its contract until 2023 at the start of 2019.
Is he Boubakary Soumaré’s replacement? ..The 3 clubs management staff have taken the first steps to try to obtain the Senegalese player from Losc, who does not seem ready to sell players this winter. But as often with the northern club from Lille, the offer will determine the final decision.
Lille would like to continue with their midfielder in case of the departure of Boubakary Soumaré, coveted in England, and who could leave this winter. It seems that a first offer from one of the three clubs for Cheikh Niasse was proposed in the form of a loan with a compulsory purchase option.
If the English club of Watford inquired about the 19 year old player, it is especially the Stade Rennais who seems the most advanced in the negotiations. They have more than just an interest in Niasse, according to Foot Mercato the Bretons are already negotiating with LOSC a transfer possibility.