Sheffield United target Abdoulaye Ndiaye appears to be on the verge of joining Troyes from Olympique Lyonnais, as reported by Foot Mercato. The move has received approval from Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.
Ndiaye recently featured in Lyon’s pre-season friendly against Manchester United. However, it seems he is now destined for Troyes, a club affiliated with the City Group. Despite their relegation to Ligue 2, Troyes still possess the resources to attract promising talents, thanks to their multi-club status.
Last season enjoyed his football in Ligue 2 during a loan spell at Bastia. Now, it appears he is set for a return to Ligue 2, this time with Troyes. The 21-year-old played 29 games during his loan spell, finding the net once, in his debut, and he also provided two assists for his teammates [SofaScore].
Sheffield United, along with Lorient, was interested in signing the talented athletic defender, but the prospect of playing with the City Group seems to have made up the players decision.
Guardiola has given his blessing for the move, and Troyes aims to finalize the deal during this week.
According to Foot Mercato, both clubs are nearing an agreement, and the transfer fee is rumored to be slightly above €3m.