By Declan Walsh

22nd Jan, 2023 | 8:10am

Farhad Moshiri to find cash for Everton to sign Iliman Ndiaye as £22m SOS call sent out

Farhad Moshiri is trying to find the cash to complete a £22million deal for Everton to sign Sheffield United striker Iliman Ndiaye, according to Alan Nixon.

The newspaper journalist reported via his Patreon account on Sunday (22 January) that “Everton are sending an SOS” in a bid to sign the 22-year-old Senegal international.

It is understood that Sheffield United manager Paul Heckingbottom is anxiously watching developments as losing Ndiaye halfway through the season would be a major blow to the Blades’ Championship promotion bid.

Nixon adds that Everton are putting together the funds to sign the France-born attacker, who starred for Senegal at the World Cup in Qatar.

Moshiri is said to be making the move as a reaction to the club’s current woeful form and the anger from the fans.


Has Moshiri not learned anything?

Ndiaye has done well at Sheffield United this season.

The Senegal international has scored 10 goals and supplied seven assists in 28 Championship matches for the South Yorkshire club.

He’s netted in huge games against teams like Burnley, West Brom and Blackburn.

However, is the former Boreham Wood player really worth £22million?

Ndiaye’s contract at Bramall Lane expires at the end of next season so you’d imagine that he’ll be available for a very cut-price fee in the summer – should the Blades fail to win promotion.

Moshiri is just throwing wads of cash at a problem again – signing a player who has only 60 games of experience in English football outside of the non-league.

We don’t doubt that Ndiaye is a good player.

He’s not the problem here, it’s the money involved from a man who’s absolutely clueless and got too much money for his own good.

Everton’s Financial Fair Play problems will never go away with this approach.