Stoke City midfielder Badou Ndiaye is attracting interest from Sevilla and Fenerbahce while also holding talks with the Potters, the player’s agent has told Turkish radio station Radyospor, via website Fanatik.
Ndiaye, who joined Stoke from Galatasaray in January 2018, spent last season back on loan with the Turkish side, making 33 appearances and scoring three goals in all competitions as they retained the Turkish top flight title, their 22nd national title overall.
Speaking to Turkish Radio station Radyospor, Ndiaye’s agent, Willam D’Avila was quoted by Fanatik as saying: “We are talking with Stoke. I think it’s unlikely he will continue at Galatasaray but maybe he can play for another team in the Super Lig.”
Revealing further details about his clients situation, D’Avila added: “I haven’t had a chance to speak with him properly, but I can say that Sevilla and Fenerbahce are interested in him.”
Ndiaye is currently on international duty with Senegal ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations this summer, and D’Avila revealed that he expects the situation to become clearer following the conclusion of the tournament.
It has been claimed that Fenerbahce have offered Stoke a €1.25million loan fee for Ndiaye, and all also willing to cover the midfielder’s wages.
Although there are still three years remaining on his Stoke contract, D’Avila told Radyospor in April that Ndiaye will not return to Stoke next season, having made just 14 appearances for the Potters before his return to Turkey.
If I were Stoke I would be happy to get rid of him now.
Ndiaye evidently doesn’t want to be at the club so there is no point having him around if he is going to affect morale in the dressing room.
There has been plenty of talk about a summer squad overhaul at Stoke anyway, so they may better taking what funds they can get from Ndiaye and invest them into that as they look to push back to the Premier League next season.
One thing that is for certain, Ndiaye is a brave man if he goes to Fenerbahce after playing for Galatasaray.