Sabah’s Galatasaray reporter Mehmet Ozcan has spoken to Sporx about Stoke City midfielder Badou Ndiaye and his future with the club.
With Paul Lambert’s side on the verge of relegation from the Premier League there have been reports in the Turkish press linking the Senegal international with a move back to Turkey.
Signed from Galatasaray for €16m, Ndiaye scored his first Premier League goal for Stoke City last weekend Burnley, but the draw wasn’t the result Lambert needed.
Speaking to Sporx, Ozcan revealed interested from Turkey: “Ndiaye has a clause in his contract. He could leave on certain conditions. From Turkey I know that Fenerbahce and Besiktas met his representatives over a potential move.”
Ozcan also claims Ndiaye is receiving interest from England: ”I also know three clubs from the Premier League want him.”
Ndiaye was heavily linked with a move to Newcastle United in the last window before he ended up at Stoke City.
During the last window we covered reports from Turkey that Newcastle United had tabled a bid in the region of €18m to sign Ndiaye. Galatasaray boos Faith Terim was informed of Newcastle United’s proposal, but a move never materialised
With Newcastle United securing their Premier League status weeks ago Ndiaye could still be an option if Stoke City are relegated. It’s also been a dream of Ndiaye to play in the Premier League and Newcastle United could give him this next season.
It’s likely the Magpies would be able offer Ndiaye a better financial package than the interested Turkish clubs.