I don’t think many saw the departure of Cheikh N’Doye coming, especially after he played the full 9o minutes against Middlesbrough.
Garry Monk selected the Senegalese international ahead of Maikel Kieftenbeld for the 1-0 defeat at the Riverside Stadium last Saturday.
However, it seems Angers offer to pay a loan fee for their former player was too hard to resist. I asked fans whether loaning one of our midfielders was a good idea considering our transfer situation, but over three-quarters of you think we need the money from the deal:
Considering that N’Doye’s contract expires next summer anyway, the fact we are getting any money for him at all has to be seen as a good deal.
It doesn’t seem to have been something that was planned going by the manager’s comments yesterday that we are now “weakened” in the middle of the park. Hopefully, the club can get a deal over the line before the loan window shuts to give Monk what he needs.