It is being reported by L’equipe that Iliman Ndiaye has informed Olympique Marseille that he intends to remain at Sheffield United.
According to Alan Nixon, it is increasingly likely that the Senegal international will sign a new deal with the club that will make him one of the highest earners at the club, and it will also give him options to leave United if they were to get relegated.
Ndiaye made a full breakthrough into the first team in the 21/22 campaign scoring a brace on his debut in a 6-2 win against Peterborough United. He would end the season with seven goals and two assists [FBref]. His idiosyncratic style of play made him a standout player in the Championship.
And last season he would go from strength to strength making an enormous leap in his development. He demonstrated physical and mental improvements to add to his elegant natural football ability. The 23-year-old registered 14 goals and 10 assists in 46 Championship appearances last term [FBref], and he will attempt to replicate those numbers in the Premier League next season.
The Senegalese forward has already had a taste of top-flight football when he made a substitute appearance in the year the Blades were relegated. He is a much more finished article now and everyone at the club is eager to see Ndiaye have a crack at ‘the big boys’.