Oumar Niasse has said that he is finally settling in at Everton despite experiencing a difficult start to life at the club.
The Senegal international joined the Toffees from Lokomotiv Moscow for £13.5 million in January 2016, arriving as a high profile signing.
But after the departure of Roberto Martinez, new manager Ronald Koeman deemed him surplus to requirements, even banishing the forward to the U23s after an impressive loan spell at Hull City.
The striker, now back in the good books of the Dutch tactician, has revealed how he is finally settling in after a torrid start to life in Merseyside.
“It’s not difficult when you arrive at Everton, it’s much more difficult when I left to go to Russia and Turkey,” Niasse told Liverpool Echo.
“At Everton when you arrive you can feel before you’ve even been on this kind of project, you arrive and there are always people to help you settle and asking you about everything you need.
"I remember when I arrived Aaron Lennon was always every day asking ‘If there’s anything you need, call me'.
“In the future, anything could happen to you and you always think this club can help you.
“I think the most important thing is to be ready and I have been every time.
“The first three or four months here were difficult but after that, I’ve kept my mind and I’ve tried to settle and I think I’m settling very, very well now.”