There is news today in Sky Sports that Newcastle are trying to hijack West Ham’s move for Osmanlispor attacking midfielder Badou N’Diaye who is 26 years old and had been playing in Turkey for two years now.
Within the last 24 hours, West Ham have been reported by the national papers to be very close to completing the signing of the midfielder but Sky Sports transfer reporter Kaveh Solhekol has tweeted a short three hours ago (from the time of writing) that Newcastle will come in with a late offer for the 8 times capped Senegal International.
26-year-old Senegal midfielder Badou N’Diaye
West Ham confident of signing Senegal midfielder Badou N’Diaye but Galatasaray want him too and Newcastle expected to make late offer
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) July 22, 2017
It seems a bit late for Newcastle with the Sun today reporting the West Ham officials are ready to travel to Turkey to complete the deal for the powerful forward.
And West Ham have been after this player for quite a few weeks now so if Newcastle were interested it’s a good question why we didn’t move for him earlier.
It doesn’t say we cannot still sign N’Diaye but West Ham have to be in the driver’s seat on this one.
N’Diaye still has three years left on his contract in Turkey and the transfer fee is said to be €10M which is around £8.8 with today’s exchange rates.
What do you think about this?