Stoke City midfielder Badou Ndiaye looks set to return to Galatasaray.
According to Turkish media outlet Fanatik, Galatasaray manager Fatih Terim has confirmed that the club will complete a loan deal for Ndiaye today or tomorrow.
Ndiaye only joined Stoke from Galatasaray last January, playing 13 times and impressing the fans, although he was not able to keep them up.
This season, he has played a further one game, in the opener against Leeds United.
But now the 27-year-old looks set to return to the Turkish Super Lig, where he will re-join Galatasaray on a loan deal.
Ndiaye spent a year-and-a-half at Galatasaray after joining Osmanlispor in summer 2017 and he has previously played in Norway for Bodo/Glimt.
The Senegal international, who has 18 caps to his name, is set for a return to Turkey and the deal is expected to be announced imminently.
It remains to be seen whether Stoke will try to sign a defensive midfielder on loan as his replacement.
Ndiaye was a decent player for Stoke with his box-to-box displays and this will be missed.
Once Oghenekaro Etebo adapts to English football, he could fill Ndiaye’s boots in that position.
And if Stoke manage to win promotion now, Ndiaye could return for their Premier League campaign.
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