Tottenham are the latest Premier League club believed to be keen on signing Sheffield United forward Iliman Ndiaye, according to reports.
According to the Daily Mail, Tottenham watched Ndiaye score against Preston last week and are now considering whether to make a bid.
Ndiaye has been in superb form for United all season long. The Blades rejected big bids for the Senegalese star in January and that gamble paid off.
After featuring in the World Cup for Senegal and then scoring 15 times for the Blades this season, Ndiaye’s stock is higher than ever. Worryingly for United, he only has just over 12 months left on his current contract.
The Mail claims Everton are still keen on the ‘top class’ Ndiaye as well. However, their relegation threatened situation means they could well be out of the running come the summer.
Sheffield United’s board face a crunch decision when it comes to Ndiaye. The ideal world sees him sign a new deal and lead the Blades into the Premier League. Beyond that, cashing in is the next best option, although some would argue it’s best to keep him around for a season and lose him for nothing.
Either way, Tottenham could present a pull that Ndiaye finds hard to turn down.
Sheffield United News View: Spurs hard to reject for Ndiaye
This was always going to be the problem for Sheffield United. When clubs like Tottenham come knocking, it’s hard for Ndiaye to really reject.
They are a massive club with big players who pay big money. The sort of money United cannot compete with.
Of course, Spurs do have uncertainty in the ranks when it comes to their new manager. But regardless, Ndiaye would find it hard to say no to European football and a move to London.
Ultimately, if the rumours persist, United need to get the maximum fee they can. Anything shy of £30m would be a travesty. But his contract situation could prevent the club getting that sort of money.