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Stoke sign Galatasaray's Badou Ndiaye on four-and-a-half year deal

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Stoke have confirmed the signing of Badou Ndiaye from Galatasaray for €16 million.

The 27-year-old midfielder joins Stoke on a four-and-a-half year deal and is their third signing of the January transfer window following the arrival of Moritz Bauer from Rubin Kazan and Kostas Stafylidis on loan from Augsburg.

"I am very happy to join Stoke City, a very big club in England -- it is a proud moment for me," he told the club's official website.

"There have been many talks this month but I wanted to join Stoke City, so to be here now is very exciting for me and I am looking forward to helping the team move forward.

"I knew many good things about the Club, I spoke to friends who play in the Premier League and I also spoke to Mame Diouf, who is a very good friend of mine.

"They were all very positive and made me very excited to make this move, so as I have said before I am just very happy to be here now.

"The Premier League is a league that everybody wants to play in, so I am proud to be here, but I know that I have to continue to improve and do everything I can to help Stoke City."

Ndiaye has been capped eight times by Senegal.