Newcastle United are reported to be interested in signing Senegalese midfielder Badou N’Diaye, who currently plays for Osmanlispor in the Turkish Super League – according to Sky Sports.
But from reports of the last day or two it seems the Premier League club in the lead to sign the 26 year-old is West Ham United who have made moves in the last 24 hours to sign the 8 times capped Senegal International who is an attacking midfielder.
Both clubs are after midfield players who can score goals this summer and over the last two seasons in Turkey, N’Diaye has scored 18 goals and has 7 assists in 75 games for Osmanlispor.
26 year-old Badou N’Diaye – who currently plays for Osmanlispor in Turkey
Osmanlispor have told Sky Sports they have agreed a deal in principal with an English club for N’Diaye and it very much looks like that club is West Ham.
The Hammers are said to be long-term admirers of the midfielder and the fee mentioned is said to be around £8.5M.
Before moving to Osmanlispor two years ago he played four seasons for Norwegian club FK Bodøo/Glimt playing 114 games with 31 goals scored and 19 assists.
He made his debut for the Senegal side three years ago.
Unless Newcastle move aggressively to sign this player, there is probably little chance he will be coming to Newcastle, because the deal with the Hammers seems to be too far a long.
But you never know…
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