According to the Chronicle Live, Newcastle United have been linked with a move for Stoke City midfielder Badou Ndiaye who moved to the Potters for £14m back in January.

The midfielder is currently away on international duty with Senegal at the Fifa World Cup in Russia and looks set to leave now Championship Stoke City this summer, following their relegation from the Premier League last season.

The article suggests that a number of clubs are looking to sign the midfielder including Premier League Everton and Wolves alongside Turkish club Galatasaray.

Ndiaye has been largely impressive at Stoke City and as the Chronicle Live have reported from turkishfootball.com, the midfielder supposedly “wants” to move to Newcastle United and is supposedly “keen” on moving to the North East with the deal they have reportedly offered him.

Supposedly, Ndiaye’s agent has suggested the midfielder wants to move to a ‘Champions League club’ which would suggest that a move to Galatasaray could be a very viable option although if the midfielder has impressed in the Premier League, he may want to stay in the division if he is enjoying his football and not move back to Turkey.

The Senegalese midfielder’s future may lie in the Premier League but it seems certain that it definitely lies away from Stoke City, rather than in the Championship. If a deal is to take place, it’s likely to be to either Newcastle United or Galatasaray but it’s a question of which club wants the midfielder more and which club Ndiaye sees as better fit for himself.


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