Badou Ndiaye is set to secure a permanent exit away from Stoke City as he closes in on a move to Adana Demirspor.
The Senegal international joined the Potters when they were a Premier League club back in 2018, and, despite the best efforts of the midfielder, he couldn’t prevent the side suffering relegation.
Since then, several loan moves have followed, with Ndiaye having spells in Turkey with Galatasaray, Trabzonspor and Karagumruk, before he joined Saudi Arabian outfit Al Ain most recently.
As they were relegated from the top-flight, it was inevitable that they wouldn’t take up the option to make the deal permanent, so Ndiaye was set for a return to Staffordshire.
However, Stoke-On-Trent Live have confirmed that another move is on the cards for the player, as he is set for a return to Turkey with newly-promoted side Adana Demirspor.
Pleasingly for Michael O’Neill and the club, the update states that Ndiaye is set for a permanent exit, as he did have a year left on his deal.
Stoke’s financial situation means that they will have to offload high earners this summer to try and balance the books.
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This is good news for Stoke as Ndiaye is someone who hasn’t been needed at the club for some time, so a permanent exit is ideal for all parties.
The midfielder showed talent initially but the number of moves indicate that he didn’t want to be at Stoke, and O’Neill only needs players who are committed.
So, from a financial and football perspective, this makes sense and it could be one of several departures from the club this summer.
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