Iliman Ndiaye: Everton Complete Signing of Senegalese Forward From Olympique Marseille

Iliman Ndiaye: Everton Complete Signing of Senegalese Forward From Olympique Marseille

Lukman Mumuni
updated at July 4, 2024 at 1:23 AM
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  • Senegalese striker, Iliman Ndiaye, has joined Everton in the summer transfer window from Olympique Marseille
  • The former Sheffield United forward has signed a long-term deal to join the Toffees ahead of the upcoming season
  • Nidiaye will return to the English Premier League after just a single season in the French Ligue 1 with Marseille

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Senegalese forward, Iliman Ndiaye, has completed a move back to the Premier League after signing for Everton ahead of the upcoming season.

The 24-year-old has penned a five-year deal to join the Toffees from French giants, Olympique Marseille, in the summer transfer window.

Ndiaye left England last summer and after a decent campaign with Marseille, making 46 appearances for the French club across competitions.

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Iliman Ndiaye celebrates after scoring at the World Cup for Senegal against Ecuador on November 29, 2022. Photo: Maddie Mayer.
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"I am so pleased to be an Everton player," he told Everton TV. "The main reasons I wanted to join were how big the club is, its history and the part I can play in helping the team in the forward direction it is going in. I’m so excited and can’t wait to get going.
"Kevin [Thelwell] and the manager both spoke to me and made me feel wanted. My Senegal teammate Idrissa [Gueye] also played a part and spoke highly of the club and a lot of good things," he added.

The former Sheffield United attacker is technically gifted and can play across all positions up-front, making him difficult to stop.

"As a player, I like to dribble, show skills and get the fans out of their seats. I want to score goals and get assists but I also like to work hard. I love running, chasing the ball, getting the team high up the pitch. As a striker, you're the first defender. I love doing that bit," he continued.

He is expected to join the team for pre-season in the coming weeks as Everton prepare for the upcoming campaign.

Everton will face Sligo Rovers, Salford, Coventry, and Preston in pre-season friendlies, as reported by the Premier League.

Mendy backs Senegal to qualify for World Cup

Sports Brief also reported that Edouard Mendy is confident of Senegal's World Cup chances after claiming four points from their last two matches in the qualifiers.

The former African champions were held to a draw by the Democratic Republic of Congo before beating neighbours, Mauritania, during the clash in Nouakchott.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.