Ndiaye's Delight

Badou Ndiaye

BADOU NDIAYE admits his heart has been set on a move to the bet365 Stadium from the very first moment he heard of the Club’s interest.

The Senegalese international became the Potters third acquisition of the winter transfer window on Wednesday afternoon after being granted a work permit to in order to complete a €16M deal from Turkish side Galatasaray.

Speaking exclusively to Stoke City+ after finalising his move, the highly-rated midfielder spoke of his excitement at joining the Club and confessed that moving to the Premier League had always been a dream of his.

“I am very happy to join Stoke City, a very big club in England - it is a proud moment for me,” he smiled.

“There have been many talks this month but I wanted to join Stoke City, so to be here now is very exciting for me and I am looking forward to helping the team move forward.

“I knew many good things about the Club, I spoke to friends who play in the Premier League and I also spoke to Mame Diouf, who is a very good friend of mine.

“They were all very positive and made me very excited to make this move, so as I have said before I am just very happy to be here now.”

He added: “The Premier League is a league that everybody wants to play in, so I am proud to be here, but I know that I have to continue to improve and do everything I can to help Stoke City.”