This summer, after many rumours, we saw Iliman Ndiaye leaving Sheffield United for Marseille. The French club spent €17m on his signing, tying him to a contract until 2028.

Speaking in a press conference on Wednesday, the 23-year-old gave some details about the move that took him to Ligue 1.

In quotes relayed by Le10Sport, Ndiaye claims it wasn’t easy to make a decision to leave Sheffield United, even though he’s happy with the summer transfer.

“There are many reasons for this choice. It was hard to choose between the Premier League and my favourite club. Playing European matches was part of my decision. It was a tough choice and I thought it through very carefully. I think I made the right decision by joining OM,” said Ndiaye.

Sheffield United signed Ndiaye back in 2019, when they brought him from Boreham Wood’s academy. In his time with the Blades, the striker played 88 games, with 22 goals and 14 assists, consequently drawing the interest from a few European clubs.

Even AC Milan were linked with him at the end of the season, but it was the French side who ended up finding a deal with the Blades.

Since arriving at Marseille, Ndiaye has already made ten appearances, and scored his first goal in their last league match against AS Monaco at the weekend. Despite his goal and an assist, they ended up losing the game 3-2.