Galatasaray have announced on their official website that they have completed the signing of Badou Ndiaye.
Badou Ndiaye was a reported target for West Ham United but he has instead joined Galatasaray.
Galatasaray have prised Ndiaye away from Turkish Super Lig rivals Osmanlispor.
The eight-cap Senegal international plays as an attack-minded versatile midfielder.
The 26-year-old started his career in Senegal before moving to Norway to join Bodo/Glimt.
In 2015, he joined Osmanlispor, scoring 17 goals in his two seasons with the Turkish outfit before switching to join Galatasaray.
After finishing 4th in the top division of Turkish football last season, which was extremely disappointing by their standards, Galatasaray have snapped up Ndiaye to launch an assault on the league title again.
West Ham were supposedly looking to bring him in to add goals to the midfield but it seems like the Hammers probably pursued a deal for Marko Arnautovic instead.
Whether West Ham held a genuine interest in Ndiaye or whether it was all smokescreens remains to be seen.
Personally, I’m not too sure where Badou Ndiaye would fit in when West Ham have a fully fit squad.
There are plenty of options in both attacking midfield and central midfield – both of which barely need strengthening.