Burundi Eco Burundi international Youssouf Ndayishimiye joins OGC Nice

Youssouf Ndayishimiye is now an OGC Nice player until June 2027. He left Turkish club Istanbul Başakşehir for a fee of around 11 million euros

Youssouf Ndayishimiye is now from Nice.

According to various European media, the Burundian international Youssouf Ndayishimiye signed on Wednesday January 25, 2023 with the French club OGC Nice until June 2027. The amount of the transfer is around 11 million euros except bonuses . The 24-year-old comes from Turkish club Istanbul Başakşehir (third in the Turkish league) where he has played 28 matches in all competitions and scored seven goals since the start of the season. The Côte d’Azur club hopes that it will be qualified when it receives Lille training on Sunday (at 2 p.m.), on the occasion of the 20th day of Ligue 1, according to Le Figaro.

“Youssouf is a versatile player, capable of playing in central defense and in midfield. Youssouf will bring density to the workforce. He is a complete player. He is very committed and competitive. It corresponds to the values ​​and the identity that we want to give to our team, ”said Florent Ghisolfi, sports director of OGC Nice, in a press release.

RC Lens was also interested in Ndayishimiye

Although OGC Nice has formalized the arrival of the Burundian player, another French club RC Lens was interested in the services of the Burundian nugget. But the latter rejected the Lensoise advances. Why ? According to 90 min.com, RC Lens thought they could recover a renowned defensive executive during this month of January. The target player was Youssouf Ndayishimiye, defender of Turkish club Istanbul Başakşehir. The Lensoise management had offered 12 million euros for its services. A proposal that suited the Turkish club, but in vain. OGC Nice would have always had a hand in this file having the assumed favors of Ndayishimiye since last summer. So the Burundian international has kept his promise. As a result, RC Lens is forced to turn to other options in central defense during this winter transfer window.

As a reminder, in the TV5 Monde program entitled “The African 11 of the week” from October 11 to 18, 2022, Youssouf Ndayishimiye, the Burundian international and central defender of Istanbul Başakşehir at that time was chosen among the best players. Africans this week alongside other African stars including Sadio Mané, Mohamed Salah and André Onana. He was chosen thanks to the performances he displayed in the match his team played against Istanbulspor on Sunday October 16, 2022. That day, the Burundian nugget offered himself a double: the only goals scored during this encounter.

Defender Youssouf Ndayishimiye left Burundi and his training club Aigle Noir in February 2021 to join Istanbul Başakşehir (Turkey). His football career continues. From now on, he discovers the French league championship 1.

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