Everton Complete Ndiaye signing from Marseille



Everton have completed the signing of Marseille forward Iliman Ndiaye on a five-year deal.

The 24-year-old joined Marseille from Sheffield United last summer in a reported £20m deal but has failed to make an impact in Ligue 1.

Senegal international Ndiaye scored just four goals in 46 appearances in all competitions for the French club last season.

Everton will be hoping Ndiaye can replicate his form from his time at Sheff Utd which saw him score 14 goals and provide 11 assists as the Blades earned promotion to the Premier League.

"I am so pleased to be an Everton player," he told the club's media channels. "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, Everton's director of football] and the manager both spoke to me and made me feel wanted. My Senegal team-mate Idrissa [Gueye] also played a part and spoke highly of the club and a lot of good things

Manager Sean Dyche added: "Iliman adds versatility to our attacking options and strengthens our forward line as we look to build on the progress we made as a team last season in terms of chances created.

"He is still young but has experience at European and international level and we feel he will be a really positive addition to our squad."

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