Report suggests Wolves were always wasting their time targeting Stoke's Badou Ndiaye

Nuno Espirito Santo, the Wolves manager looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Wolverhampton at The Den on December 26, 2017 in London, England.

Premier League newcomers Wolverhampton Wanderers reportedly made an offer to sign Badou Ndiaye on loan from Stoke City.

Badou Ndiaye of Stoke City reacts during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Brighton and Hove Albion at Bet365 Stadium on February 10, 2018 in Stoke on Trent, England.

Badou Ndiaye might have only spent a few months at Galatasaray before joining Stoke City for £14 million in January, but it seems that life in Istanbul treated the Senegal enforcer well.

So much so that he was willing to turn down the chance to move to ambitious Premier League newcomers Wolverhampton Wanderers this summer.

According to Futbol Arena earlier this month, Ndiaye has rejected a loan move to Molineux because he had his heart set on a return to Galatasaray.

And, according to a report in Milliyet, the fact that Gala are in a dire financial position and were recently fined by UEFA for failing to comply with FFP regulations is unlikely to stand in the way of the 27-year-old’s impending move to the Turkish Super Lig champions.

Ndiaye is even willing to take a substantial pay cut in order to seal a return to a team he joined from Osmanlispor a year ago. It is understood that Ndiaye will accept a contract worth around £45,000-a-week – which is around £650,000 less than he was due to receive annually at Stoke.

Badou Ndiaye of Stoke City and during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Burnley at Bet365 Stadium on April 22, 2018 in Stoke on Trent, England.

This suggests that Wolves never really had a chance of luring Ndiaye to the Black Country, with the powerhouse midfielders’ mind very much set earlier on in the transfer window.

But if Wolves take the Premier League by storm in their first season back, it will be interesting to find out whether he regrets snubbing one of Europe’s fastest-rising clubs.

Badou Ndiaye of Stoke City celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Burnley at Bet365 Stadium on April 22, 2018 in Stoke on Trent,...

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