Iliman Ndiaye spent four years at Sheffield United before leaving them permanently for Marseille last summer.

The forward, who made only one appearance in the Premier League, scored 22 goals and registered 14 assists from 88 games for the Blades. This includes 15 goals and 12 assists from last season, which were vital in helping Sheffield United return to the Premier League.

He’s struggled to impress for the Ligue 1 side, managing one goal from 23 matches this season. As Le10 Sport reiterate, the 23-year-old hasn’t managed to replicate his Sheffield United at the French club.

The Senegal international’s dip in form hasn’t impacted his place with the national team, and manager Aliou Cissé has included him in the squad for AFCON.

RMC Sport had a chat with the former Sheffield United man and he is of the belief that the upcoming tournament with Senegal can help him regain confidence, which could benefit him when he returns to Marseille.

“Can AFCON do me good? I really think it can do some good. Every time I come back from selection, I feel a little more comfortable when I play. So yes, I think it will do me good,” he said, as relayed by Le10 Sport.

As of now, Ndiaye’s decision to leave Sheffield United for Marseille hasn’t paid off and there’s even been talk of a return.