Iliman Ndiaye agrees five-year deal with Marseille

The dreaded news that every Unitedite was hoping they wouldn’t read this summer has surfaced. Iliman Ndiaye has agreed personal terms with Olympique Marseille, his boyhood club, according to Foot Mercato and Fabrizio Romano.

Marseille are in advanced talks but the two clubs are yet to come to an agreement. However, the French news outlet has stated that Ndiaye has agreed a five-year deal with his boyhood team.

Everybody involved with the Blades knew they were witnessing something special last season when the 23-year-old danced around defenders, creating his own highlight reel which showcases his skills but also his football intelligence. Ndiaye found the back of the net 14 times and set his teammates up 10 times in the Championship, per SofaScore.

With only one year left to run on his contract, the club have been wary about the player’s future. And United’s worst nightmare came to fruition just a couple of weeks ago when Fabrizio Romano tweeted about Marseille’s interest in him.

HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND – MAY 04: Iliman Ndiaye of Sheffield United looks on during the Sky Bet Championship between Huddersfield Town and Sheffield United at John Smith’s Stadium on May 04, 2023 in Huddersfield, England. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

Ndiaye has previously spoken about his desire to rejoin the team he grew up supporting. He told SoFoot:

“Ever since I was little, I’ve loved OM. The first jersey my father bought me was this one. When I was little, my father suggested that I go for tests at PSG or Marseille. I said direct OM! I played there for a year, it’s a club that I always carry in my heart. I watch all their matches, I hope they will qualify for the Champions League. They seem to have a good project, the president (Pablo Longoria) has been doing a good job since he’s been there. Why not one day!”





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