Sunderland target Dame N’Doye on Wearside ahead of loan deal

Sam Allardyce
Sam Allardyce

Sunderland are poised to announce the loan signing of Dame N’Doye - with the striker on Wearside for talks and a medical.

Sam Allardyce has moved quickly to bring in the striker on a four-month loan deal from Turkish side Trabzonspor to bolster his attacking options.

Allardyce said: "He is going through the process of being signed on at the club at the moment.

"He will hopefully get through all the tests that we participate in and come out the other end with a clean bill of health and get him signed up and raring to go."

Sunderland have already signed Bayern Munich centre-back Jan Kirchhoff.

And the Echo understands there will possibly be one more addition to the Black Cats squad, although that may depend on fringe players being moved out.

Ex-Hull City forward N’Doye is the next signing in Sunderland’s sights, with the Senegal international on Wearside to undergo a medical and discuss personal terms.

After Hull’s relegation in May, N’Doye joined Trabzonspor in a £2.2million deal, but he has failed to find the net amid reported wage issues.

The striker played under Steve Bruce at Hull City last season and Allardyce spoke to close friend Bruce before making a move.

When asked if they'd spoke, Allardyce added: "Absolutely.

"One of the attractions is he performed very well for Hull City and scored five goals in 12 games, Steve tells me.

"We have seen those goals, we have watched them.

"He has had a struggle in Turkey, it hasn't quite worked for him, and this can happen when you are playing in different countries with different cultures.

"But certainly what he experienced in the Premier League last year means he can hit the ground running.

"He proved that last year and hopefully he can hit the ground running for us."

Hull spent £3m on N’Doye last January after he had proved to be prolific for FC Copenhagen and Lokomotiv Moscow, with the 30-year-old showing his goalscoring quality for the Tigers, even though there were big question marks over his temperament.

The Senegal international is expected to take the place of Blackburn target Danny Graham in Allardyce’s striker options, although the ex-Swansea man will not be allowed to leave until next week, following crucial Premier League visits to Swansea and Spurs