Crystal Palace tipped to make £8.7m signing, vice-president confirms fee

June 18, 2017

Crystal Palace are in the running to sign Osmanlispor midfielder Badou Ndiaye according to Turkish newspaper SporX, with the club’s vice-president confirming interest in the African player.

Ender Yurtseven has discussed the news with the Turkish media outlet stating that a €10million (£8.7m) transfer of the Senegal international could happen.

Although he refused to name the clubs involved, the report suggests that Palace are in the driving seat to land Ndiaye.

“Yes, the reports are true,” Yurtseven told SporX.

“Ndiaye will depart for a Premier League club and we are set to receive something around €10m. We can’t confirm the team because we have a privacy agreement with the club.

“It will become official after he agrees personal terms with his new club.”

Palace were allegedly interested in the 26-year-old in January, however Osmanlispor were not prepared to sell their star man halfway through the season.

The Selhurst Park outfit are looking to kick-on with their Premier League campaign, after a disappointing showing last time round, finishing 14th and see the Senegalese as someone that can help them going forward.

Ndiaye’s performances did not go unnoticed last season, where he helped his side to retain their Turkish Super Lig status, scoring six goals in 26 appearances.

Palace are currently without a manager after Sam Allardyce’s surprise resignation but the club are being linked with a host of new coaches in the press.

The Eagles supporters will hope that a replacement will be appointed soon, as summer recruitment will be a priority at the Premier League side.