Three reasons West Ham must hijack Stoke City’s bid to sign Badou Ndiaye
According to Sky Sports, Stoke City are in advanced talks over a £15m deal to sign Galatasaray midfielder Badou Ndiaye, who was also a summer target for Premier League rivals West Ham United when he was still with Osmanlispor.
Sky Sports says that the Turkish giants are willing to let the 27-year-old leave for the right price, although the goalposts have already been changed on many occasions during negotiations.
The report adds that the Potters are keen to agree the transfer as quickly as possible, as they are aware that they will need to begin work permit proceedings soon in order to get a deal for the Senegal international across the line before the January transfer window slams shut.
Meanwhile, the Irons were beaten 2-0 by League One outfit Wigan Athletic in the fourth round of the FA Cup at the DW Stadium on Saturday, and manager David Moyes’ need for new players before the end of the month may have increased after midfielder Pedro Obiang was stretchered off with a serious injury.
The centre of the park certainly looks to be an area that requires strengthening before Wednesday, and bringing Ndiaye to the London Stadium could prove to be a shrewd move.
Here are three reasons West Ham must hijack Stoke’s bid to sign the Senegalese star…