Senegal midfielder Badou Ndiaye has left EFL Championship club Stoke City to join Turkish Super Lig champions Galatasaray.
The Teranga Lions player will turn out for Gala on loan until the end of the 2018/19 season, having been deemed surplus to requirements at the Potters.
Ndiaye played for the Istanbul-based club for the first half of the 2017/18 season before Stoke bought him for £14 million in January this year. He was unable to prevent the club’s relegation from the Premier League to the Championship.
Stoke put the following statement on their official website on Tuesday evening: “Badou Ndiaye has today re-joined Galatasaray on loan from Stoke City for the remainder of the 2018/19 season.
“The 27-year-old Senegal international joined the Potters from the Turkish side in January and has made 14 league appearances for the Club.”
Galatasaray will welcome the midfielder as a boost to their squad, which has already proven its worth by winning the first three Super Lig matches of the current season.
Gala will next be in action on Saturday, September 2 when they face Trabzonspor at the Medical Park Stadyumu.
Ndiaye is the fourth African currently on Galatasaray’s books, adding to Nigerian striker Henry Onyekuru (who is on loan from Premier League club Everton), Cape Verde star Garry Rodrigues and Algerian winger Sofiane Feghouli.