Ndong is a Gabonese international who only joined his current club in 2015 after four years playing for CS Sfaxien in the Tunisian top flight.
He impressed in North Africa and has been at Lorient for a year now and has earned big plaudits for his performances in French football.
Stoke would be getting a player whom Lorient vice-president Alex Hayes told The Independent is the 'next Michael Essien' - although his hair makes him look more like a young Alex Song - so we are talking about a talented young man here.
Ndong has played 18 times this season and scored two goals for the club as he continues to catch the eye with his all action midfield displays in Brittany.
Stoke have earned a reputation for some surprising deals lately but they still need to unearth the odd gem.
Ndong might just be that man.