Iliman Ndiaye: welcomed as a rock star, who is OM's new striker?

Iliman Ndiaye will be a player for Olympique de Marseille next year.

Iliman Ndiaye: welcomed as a rock star, who is OM's new striker?

Iliman Ndiaye will be a player for Olympique de Marseille next year. A new good reinforcement for the Phocaeans, but who is he?

Welcomed at Marignane airport as a rock star, the arrival of Iliman Ndiaye in Marseille already seems to delight all Marseille supporters. The winger comes to reinforce an already well supplied sector and remains to be the 6th summer recruit after Geoffrey Kondogbia, Renan Lodi, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ismaïla Sarr and Ruben Blanco. The player will bring speed and percussion. This is a profile that Marcelino was looking for. He must pass his medical examination during the day this Monday, July 31.

The 23-year-old Senegalese international has already won 7 caps. At Sheffield, he stood out throughout last season with 14 goals and 10 assists. He will now join the very attractive workforce built by Pablo Longoria. This player has everything to flourish in a particular but stimulating environment. Marcelino risks putting him in the best possible conditions. The Marseille club hopes for its final outbreak this season. The Senegalese could even flourish in the Champions League if Marseille manage to win the preliminary round in a few days.

Iliman Ndiaye also knows Marseille. Between 2011 and 2012, he was one of the child members of the club. Unknown to the general public, he wandered the streets of the Mediterranean city. A video came out. In this one, we see him younger juggling in front of an always informed public. In the extract, he is very comfortable technically. Since then, he has taken the lead and is noticeably stronger than about 10 years ago. His more fluid gestures will capsize the Vélodrome.

Biographical sheet. Born in Rouen on March 6, 2000, Iliman Ndiaye grew up in Seine-Maritime. His first steps in the field were made in this region. From Sapin FC, to Rouen then to Marseille and Senegal where his father is from. Iliman Ndiaye multiplied his experiences before his majority before embarking on a trip to the other side of the Channel. In England, he expressed his full potential and started there as a professional on March 14, 2021. Today, he joins the Marseille team.

Iliman Ndiaye comes from a cosmopolitan family with a father who is Senegalese and a mother who is French.

In Rouen during his junior career, Iliman Ndiaye then left for England to join the Sheffield United club. In 2023, he joined Olympique de Marseille, which he knew during his junior career between 2011 and 2012.

According to Sportune, Iliman Ndiaye received around 20,000 euros per month in Sheffield. Arriving in Marseille, the winger is expected to earn a lot more.