Newcastle United and West Ham United are interested in signing 23-year-old Sheffield United forward Iliman Ndiaye.
According to Pete O’Rourke via Football Insider, Newcastle United and West Ham United are keen on securing the services of Iliman Ndiaye. The 23-year-old has been doing a great job for the Championship side Sheffield United of late. And, his performances have attracted a lot of attention from English top-flight clubs.
Iliman Ndiaye joined the Championship club in the summer of 2021. He has gone from strength to strength since moving to Bramall Lane. Ndiaye has featured in a total of 76 matches for Sheffield and has 29 goal contributions to his name.
He has taken his game to the next level in the ongoing season. 20 out of his total 29 goal contributions have come in the current campaign. The 23-year-old has played a big part in his team’s heroics as they look to return to the Premier League.
The Championship club are second in the league and are well on course of making a return to the English top flight. Meanwhile, Ndiaye’s current contract at the club ends in the summer of 2024. While Sheffield have plans on penning down a new deal with the forward if they manage to gain promotion, it will be interesting to see if he is willing to stay given the amount of interest in his services.
If the player does not pen a new deal, they might be forced to sell him in the summer. That is because they cannot risk losing out on him for free in a year’s time. Meanwhile, Newcastle United and West Ham United are two of the Premier League clubs have been keeping an eye on the 23-year-old.
The Hammers and the Magpies have been scouting Ndiaye for a while now. And, their talent spotters believe he will be a good fit for the club given his versatility and goal-scoring ability.
Meanwhile, West Ham have struggled in the ongoing season. They are currently fighting for survival. And if they manage to survive, they will need reinforcements in the summer to bounce back. They have identified the 23-year-old as a great fit for the club and will push for him ahead of next season.
However, they will face competition from the richest club in world football. Newcastle United are keen on signing players as they look to push for the Premier League title next season. They have signed quite a few quality players in the past few seasons. And, adding Ndiaye will be another great move by the Magpies.
While the two clubs are keen on signing him, Sheffield United will try their best to keep him at the club. Moreover, there are other Premier League clubs that are also interested in the 23-year-old. As a result, it will be interesting to see where he ends up playing his football next season.
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