Senegal international Alfred N’Diaye says he enjoyed his spell with English Championship club Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The 28-year-old central midfielder spent the 2017/18 campaign on loan from Spanish La Liga club Villarreal.
N’Diaye, who was included in Senegal's final 23-man squad for 2018 World Cup finals, played 37 times in midfield, alongside Portugal international Ruben Neves or Moroccan midfield maestro Romain Saiss at Wolves.
His goals against Barnsley, QPR and Norwich City helped accumulate seven points towards the overall total and he reflects on a good year’s work in old gold.
“When I joined we were in a good position in the table,” N’Diaye told Wolves’ official website.
“But I didn’t know if it was a good club, with good fans and personnel. I had a good surprise because everything is good here.
“Everyone’s waited for this for a long time. We started the season very well but kept it up all season. I think the fans are proud to be Wolves fans,” he continued.
N’Diaye established himself as one of Wolvers manager Nuno Espirito Santos’ key players as they clinched the 2017/18 English Championship title.
As a result, Wolves secured promotion to the English Premier League and they are set to campaign in the elite league next season.
“The highlight for me was the Bristol City game. The second goal by ‘Benno’ was crazy, it was an incredible game, 10 vs 11, we fought and played well.
“Barry scored a free-kick and assisted ‘Benno’ in the last minute so it was a fantastic feeling. At that time Bristol City were close to us and for me it was the best moment this season,” N’Diaye explained.
“That week (in April) was also crazy. We played Middlesbrough with nine and won, played Hull at home and then had the crazy end at Cardiff – these moments were key.
“I will not forget this, they’re good moments when you fight with your team mates and get the result you want, it’s a good feeling.”
It remains to be seen whether Wolves will purchase N’Diaye from Villarreal as they prepare for life in the Premier League.