Sheffield United forward Iliman Ndiaye is being monitored in the Premier League ahead of the summer window, according to reports in the last 48 hours.
The Lowdown: Standout performer
The Blades striker has now entered the final 18 months of his deal at Bramall Lane and being Paul Heckingbottom’s top-performing offensive player, has caught the eye of potential suitors.
The Yorkshire outfit are flying high in the automatic promotion places in the Championship, but should they fail to make the jump up at the end of the season, the 23-year-old could be tempted to look elsewhere.
The Latest: Ndiaye being scouted
According to The Sun, Everton, Newcastle United and West Ham have all sent scouts to watch Ndiaye in action in ‘recent weeks’.
The Premier League trio are all looking to add to their attacking ranks but it’s Sean Dyche’s side who are currently the ‘keenest’.
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The Verdict: Don’t let him go
Ndiaye has been dubbed a ‘talent’ by journalist Josh Bunting and being one of their most influential players, it’s important that Sheffield United don’t let him go even if they miss out on a jump to the top tier.
The Senegal international has clocked up 18 goal contributions in 36 second-tier outings this season and currently ranks in the 99th percentile for successful take-ons by players in his position.
The Blades talisman has also operated in six various positions throughout his career so is a valuable member for Heckingbottom to have at his disposal should any injuries occur.
Finally, Ndiaye has received six man-of-the-match awards this term, highlighting the positive individual impact he has on the side, so the thought of losing him is a massive blow.