Stoke City midfielder Badou Ndiaye is on the verge of completing a return to Turkey, according to reports in the Turkish media.
Hurriyet is reporting that Galatasaray are set to bring Ndiaye back to the club, just five months after he left them to join Stoke.
Ndiaye stood out for the Potters in the Premier League but the box-to-box midfielder could not prevent them from dropping down into the second tier.
And with Stoke set to play Championship football next season, the Senegal international is keen to leave the club.
He is currently preparing to take part in this summer’s World Cup in Russia but despite this, he is reportedly close to a Galatasaray return.
Fatih Terim, who is the manager of the Turkish giants, wants Ndiaye back to solve the problems in midfield.
And it looks like Galatasaray could be set to make a loan offer for the 27-year-old rather than a permanent move back.
Galatasaray face competition for his signature with a number of clubs, including newly promoted Wolves, interested in signing the midfield man.
However, the Turkish media believe that a return to Galatasaray is close to completion.
I think a loan move is perfect for Stoke here.
This gives Ndiaye the chance to return to Galatasaray and continue to impress for a year.
Meanwhile, Stoke will try to earn promotion back to the Premier League and then Ndiaye’s long-term future will be sorted next summer.
Either he stays at Stoke if they go up, or the Potters sell him – possibly for a decent fee – if they stay down and he has a positive year in Turkey.
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