Osmanlıspor’s Badou Ndiaye’s secret transfer to England is continuing to dominate headlines in Turkey.
This week the Turkish press said Osmanlıspor have an agreement with an unnamed Premier League club for their player, and the transfer will become official in the coming days.
Ndiaye has been strongly linked with a move to Crystal Palace and West Ham United in recent months. Today, Osmanlıspor’s Vice President Ender Yurtseven has spoken to media, and SporX have covered his comments:
“Yes, the reports are true. Ndiaye will depart for a Premier League club and we are set to receive something around €10m. We can’t confirm the team because we have a privacy agreement with the club. It will become official after he agrees personal terms with his new club.”
Despite the Turkish club not revealing which Premier League side Nidaye will be heading to, the general feeling in the Turkish media is he’ll be signing for Crystal Palace.
During the last window Ndiaye was receiving interest from Crystal Palace, when Alan Pardew was in charge at Selhurst Park. At the time it was reported Crystal Palace were set to table an €8m offer for the player, but Osmanlıspor didn’t want to sell midway through the season.
West Ham were also looking to sign Ndiaye, with claims the Hammers put in a bid of €5.5m to sign the youngster in January. However, West Ham’s offer was also rejected by the Turkish club because it didn’t meet their valuation.