As Iliman Ndiaye sails ship for France, the contract’s ink has hardly dry. Reluctantly, Sheffield United accepts a £20 million proposal for their star striker, who is headed to Marseille, a team in Ligue 1. Ndiaye’s contract had just 12 months left, therefore the club was forced to let him leave.
Ndiaye has a close relationship with Marseille.
The striker’s decision to leave Bramall Lane was largely influenced by his youth team play for Marseille. “It’s his boyhood club, his ideal club,” Paul Heckingbottom, the blades manager, said. “Perhaps he continues and has the time of his life, just like Billy Sharp did upon returning to Sheffield United.”