Badou Ndiaye could leave Stoke City in the January window, with several European clubs monitoring the midfielder.
The Senegal international has struggled to establish himself as a regular under Michael O’Neill, much to the unhappiness of the Potters fans, and it appears a move could be on the cards in the New Year.
That’s after Football Insider claimed German duo Schalke and Mainz, along with Turkish top-flight outfit Trabzonspor, are considering swooping for the 29-year-old.
They add that O’Neill is willing to listen to offers for the player and that Ndiaye would be open to an exit as he searches for regular football elsewhere.
It seems as though the new Potters chief will be looking to reshape his squad in the winter window and moving members of the current squad on could be required to raise funds for new recruits.
Ndiaye, who spent the previous campaign on loan at Galatasaray, was a big signing for Stoke at the time when he joined from Gala for £14m, although the Championship strugglers are highly unlikely to get near that fee back for the midfielder.
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It seems inevitable from the outside looking in that Ndiaye will move on in January and it would be a shame for Stoke as he is clearly a very talented player.
However, it is an area of the pitch that the squad have a lot of depth in, so if he will raise funds that can be used elsewhere then it probably does make sense.
Either way, this is going to be a huge and very interesting window for Stoke as they look to survive in the Championship.
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