N'Doye - who has been on Wearside for most of this week in order to work out a deal undergo medical examinations - has agreed to join on loan from Turkish side Trabzonspor until the end of the current term, with Sam Allardyce hoping the characteristics that the former Hull forward will bring can keep his side in the Premier League this season.
N'Doye's parent club, Trabzonspor, have confirmed on Twitter that the player has left to join Sunderland:
Profesyonel Futbolcumuz Dame N'Doye'nin Sunderland AFC'ye 30.06.2016 tarihine kadar geçici transferi konusunda görüşmelere başlanmıştır.— Trabzonspor Kulübü (@Trabzonspor) January 14, 2016
Steve Bruce signed N'Doye last January from Lokamotiv Moscow and, despite scoring five goals in twelve starts for the Humberside club, he was unable to prevent the Tigers from being relegated to the Championship. His impressive form in the Premier League alerted Super Liga side Trabzonspor to his availability, and despite sharing duties as a lone frontman with famed Paraguay forward Oscar Cardozo he has struggled to score goals, notching only once all season.
N'Doye's record elsewhere, particularly at Copenhagen and Lokamotiv, is very good, and Sam Allardyce hopes that the African target man can hit the ground running. He said:
The record he showed last year was one of the key elements of why we did it (the deal). He is a frustrated player who hasn’t hit it off in Turkey and he wants to come back to England, because they all want to come back.
They all want to play in the Premier League. Once they’ve experienced it, they all want to get back if they can.
I hope (his Premier League experience) is a critical element to help him hit the ground running like he did last year.
But this time his goals are going to save us. If he scores those goals it is going to save us.