Galatasaray vice president Abdurrahim Albayrak has revealed Stoke City midfielder Badou Ndiaye wants to rejoin the Turkish club.

Ndiaye joined Stoke City in the last transfer window for a fee in the region of €16m.

Skor have reported on comments Albayrak has made at Galatasaray’s training camp in Switzerland when quizzed about the club’s transfer plans for this window: “Ndiaye wants to come to Galatasaray. We never asked him to leave. He said, ‘I want to go’. He regrets that now. The player went from a championship team to a relegated team. This is his destiny.”

In recent weeks Ndiaye has been linked with a move to Galatasaray following Stoke City’s relegation to the Championship last season.

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There have been claims the Senegal international has a relegation clause in his contract allowing him to move if the Potters were relegated to the second tier.

However, it’s unlikely the Turkish champions would be able to afford to sign Ndiaye on a permanent deal due to FFP. Galatasaray were recently fined over €5m for not complying with FFP and face further sanctions if they don’t meet the criteria in this financial year.