Arriving in January from Galatasaray, Pape Alioune Ndiaye was unable to help Stoke avoid relegation to the Championship as the Potters finished 19th in Premier League on with 33 points.
Currently preparing for the World Cup in Russia, the Senegalese midfielder is fully focused on the task ahead, and isn’t thinking about next season or a transfer yet.
In terms relayed by Press Afrik, he said: “I’m under contract with Stoke, and I feel good. Everything can happen quickly in football and it’s up to agents to take care of certain things.”
Those ‘certain things’ he talks about could be related to the interest in his services, as multiple clubs appear keen to want to help him avoid a season in the Championship.
According to Galsenfoot, both West Ham and Arsenal in the Premier League are said to be after him, with the Hammers the first to enquire about the Senegalese’s situation going forward.
As for the Gunners, the website claim the club want to sign him after scouts turned their attention to him during the second half of the season.
Despite ‘feeling good’ at Stoke, Ndiaye is said, according to Galsenfoot, to want to remain in the Premier League if possible.
In the same interview relayed by Press Afrik, he said: “My objective was to discover the Premier League, a league I like a lot. Yes, Stoke were relegated, but I’m very happy with what I did during my time there. I learnt a lot. I accomplished my mission.”
While we understand West Ham’s interest, Arsenal’s is a bit more hard to believe, but hey, if true, who are we to doubt Sven Mislintat?