Fotomac are reporting that Stoke City central midfielder Badou Ndiaye wants to move to Newcastle this summer.
The 27-year-old only moved to Stoke last January when the Potters paid £14M for him from Galatasaray.
Newcastle were reported to be interested in the Senegal International before he moved to Stoke, but we couldn’t afford the £14M fee.
Maybe we can afford that fee now, and it helps that Ndiaye – currently in Russia with the Senegal World Cup squad – wants to join Newcastle and Rafa Benitez.
27-year-old Stoke City midfielder Badou Ndiaye
He was an unused substitute in Senegal’s s surprise 2-1 win over Poland yesterday – sorry about saying the score was 2-0 – and I watched the full game!!
The report is that Newcastle have made an offer to Ndiaye and the player likes the terms we have offered him.
But as usual, Newcastle have so far been unable to agree on a transfer fee for the Senegal International who has 16 caps for his country.
Why is that not a surprise to us?
Everton are the other club interested in signing the player.
His former club Galatasaray want him back in Turkey, and they are waiting on the sidelines to see what happens with Newcastle’s negotiations.
The Turkish club may have to wait some time to find out with Newcastle moving at a snail’s pace again this summer.
Galatasaray want to take Ndiaye on loan for the season.
This year Badou Ndiaye played 13 times for Stoke with two goals and an assist.