Stoke City: Badou Ndiaye signs from Galatasaray

Badou Ndiaye played in the Europa League for Osmanlispor last season
Badou Ndiaye played in the Europa League for Osmanlispor last season

Stoke City have signed Senegal midfielder Badou Ndiaye from Turkish club Galatasaray for 16m euros (£14m).

The 27-year-old has agreed a four-and-a-half year contract, after turning down interest from Newcastle.

Ndiaye scored once in 17 games for Galatasaray having joined on a four-year contract in August for a reported fee of 7.5m euros (£6.6m).

He is expected to be in the Senegal squad for the World Cup in Russia.

Ndiaye has played only eight times for his country and has not played in 60% of their internationals over the past two years - the required number to automatically qualify for a work permit and visa.

The combative midfielder moved to Galatasaray from fellow Super Lig side Osmanlispor, for whom he scored 18 goals in 75 games after joining them from Norwegian side Bodo/Glimt in August 2015.

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