Shrews swoop for Marsden
Fri, 19 Jul 2013 17:49:00
Sunderland midfielder Alfred N'Diaye is a target for several Turkish sides, Sky Sports understands.
N'Diaye only joined Sunderland last January from Bursaspor and his former club and Eskisehirspor are thought to be weighing up moves to bring the player back to Turkey.
The former France Under-21 international was brought to the Stadium of Light by former Black Cats boss Martin O'Neill, but he could find himself surplus to requirements under Paolo Di Canio.
Di Canio has been busy in the transfer market this summer bringing in nine players already with more planned and he could decided to cash-in on N'Diaye.
Eskisehirspor coach Ertugrul Saglam is a big fan of N'Diaye having worked with the 23-year-old during his time in charge of Bursaspor and is keen to be reunited with the midfielder.
Marsden linked up with Town at the start of pre-season and has featured in friendlies against TNS, Liverpool and Galatasaray.
The 19-year-old startedhis career at Liverpool and has enjoyed spells with Wigan and Celtic amid periods in non-league football, while he finished last season at Stoke.
"He's a young player with a lot of potential and he's done well in training during his time with us," manager Graham Turner told the club's official website.
"We have seen his touch and goalscoring potential in training and his appreciation of where the goal is.
"It's great to have him on board and we hope that John can fulfil that potential he has."