Although popular with Sunderland fans, Alfred N'Diaye is currently out on loan and impressing at Turkish side Eskisehirspor. Despite which, Gus Poyet has said that he has no intention of recalling the player from his loan spell;
I've given it some thought and I will not be recalling Alfred or Danny back this month.
We will leave them to finish their season-long loans.
N'Diaye's loan may still end soon however, with Real Betis hoping to sign the player on either a loan or a permanent basis. According to reports in Spain, Betis have intensified their efforts to bring N'Diaye to the La Liga side and go on to suggest that contractual issues with the Turkish side may see the 23-year-old leave during this window. The Seville based side tried to sign the French midfielder in the summer but at that time he preferred a move back to Turkey, where he had a spell with Bursaspor.
Perhaps tellingly, N'Diaye wasn't involved in the match day squad yesterday as Eskisehirspor lost 3-1 away to his former side Bursaspor.
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