Badou Ndiaye is set to swap one loan spell for another as he returns to Stoke City to head back out again.
The midfielder has been on a fair few loan deals in the recent past and it looks as though he’s going to be doing exactly the same for the second half of this campaign.
He had been with Faith Karagumruk for the first part of the season but the Potters are recalling him only to send him back out to link up with Al-Ain in Saudi Arabia.
This news comes from Telegraph reporter Mike McGrath on Twitter:
— Mike McGrath (@mcgrathmike) February 1, 2021
There is little surprise in this particular deal.
Ndiaye is evidently not a part of Michael O’Neill’s plans at the moment but, at the same time, they evidently don’t have anything in place to get rid of him permanently at the moment.
Loan spells are the best option they have, then, and he looks set to head to Saudi Arabia up next.
In the past, he has played for Galatasaray and Trabzonspor in Turkey out on loan and he’ll be looking to work out exactly where his future lies on a more permanent basis sooner rather than later.