It was understood that Everton even sent scouts to watch him during Senegal’s 2-0 friendly win against Congo. So it might be seen as a surprise that the Toffees have waited so long to make another move for a player who has now proved himself in the Premier League.
Ndiaye joined Stoke in January for £14 million following a brief stint at Galatasaray and impressed despite the Potters’ relegation. Since then, Ndiaye has been linked with a number of Premier League sides with Fanatik claiming on Monday that Wolves had made a £22 million bid.
Finally, however, Everton have re-joined the race, at least according to reports in Turkey. Fotomac believe that Ndiaye is almost certain to leave this summer and there is a chance he will be heading to Goodison Park, although a return to Galatasaray on loan is also possible.
Stoke have already secured a replacement in Oghenekaro Etebo, meaning the Potters are unlikely to stand in Ndiaye’s way.
Everton are planning a major overhaul of their squad this summer and Ndiaye would add muscle and a goal-scoring threat in the centre of the park. But the Toffees will have to pay big with Wolves seemingly starting the bidding at £22 million.