Galatasaray are being linked with a move for Stoke City midfielder Badou N’Diaye.

The 29-year-old could be on his way back to the Turkish giants in the January transfer window, as per Fotomac via the Sheffield Star.

N’Diaye, who is a Senegal international with 27 caps to his name, spent last season on loan with the Super Lig title and made 33 appearances in all competitions, helping Fatih Terim’s side win the league title.

He returned to the Bet365 Stadium over the summer and has played for them in the Championship so far in this campaign. However, he hasn’t been able to help them climb up the league table.

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The Potters could let him leave this winter but it will depend on who their new manager is and whether N’Diaye is in their plans.

N’Diaye joined Stoke in January 2018 from Galatasaray for a fee of £14 million and they were relegated from the Premier League during his first season at the club.

He started his career in his native country with Diambars before moving to Norway in 2013 to join FK Bodø/Glimt. He became a key player for the Eliteserien outfit and spent two years before switching to Turkey.

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N’Diaye had a spell at Osmanlıspor prior to his first move to Galatasaray. His time in England with Stoke hasn’t worked out and a move back to Turkey in January to the Türk Telekom Stadium could be on the horizon for him.


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