Iliman Ndiaye: Senegal forward joins Everton from Marseille

Iliman Ndiaye: Senegal forward joins Everton from Marseille

Premier League club Everton has confirmed the signing of Senegalese forward Iliman Ndiaye on a five-year contract from Marseille.

Ndiaye is not a stranger in the English top-flight having previously played for Sheffield United in the 2020-22 campaign and he helped the Blades return to the Premier League last season with his efforts in the Championship.

He spent just a season at Marseille (2023-24), contributing four goals and five assists in 46 matches across all competitions for the Ligue 1 club.

Ndiaye’s arrival at Goodison Park reunites him with his compatriot Idrissa Gueye and Mali’s Abdoulaye Doucoure as he will be expected to provide more competition and versatility in the Toffees’ attack.

“The main reasons why I wanted to join the club were the size of the club, its history and the role I can play in helping the team in the direction it is going. I am so excited and can’t wait to get started,” Ndiaye told Everton FC.

“Kevin Thelwell and the manager both spoke to me and made me feel wanted. My Senegalese teammate Idrissa (Gueye editor’s note) also played a part and spoke highly of the club and a lot of good things.”

Ndiaye, born in France to Senegalese father and French mother, made his international debut for the Teranga Lions in June 2022 and he has made 20 appearances so far with two goals to his name.

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