Weird to me that people aren't raving about DCL more and instead seem to be fixating on Niasse. We've properly robbed Sheff United getting DCL for £1-1.5m.
I'm not that surprised. It's not a first for DCL to play a key role and score. He's also undoubtedly in the managers mind this season and will get more games, and goals. So while it's great that it's working for the lad, the Niasse thing is the novelty. I suspect there's a fair bit of the ongoing Koeman debate in this apparent 'obsession' with Niasse. No one really expects him to turn our season around or play that much, but then the idea that he would come on in a game and score was equally unlikely a couple of months ago. A lot of people are enjoying it, for a variety of reasons, and deep down I think most doubt we'll see that much of him, so maybe there's a bit of 'enjoy your moment, soon it will be gone' in there too.
I have no doubt whatsoever that shirt sales will show DCL is beloved by the masses. It's not impossible that Niasse starts to get the goals, but I would think his chance will come in this competition as DCL will be playing more in the league and Europe. Niasse's only real chance of becoming a starter would be if someone else gets injured. Which we really cannot afford to have happen.