Hull City have been linked with a move for İstanbul Basaksehir midfielder Youssouf Ndayishimiye.
Hull City have been linked with a move for İstanbul Basaksehir midfielder Youssouf Ndayishimiye. It’s been reported by journalist Yagiz Sabuncuoglu that The Tigers have made an official offer for the 23-year-old, as Hull look to bolster their midfield options.
Born in Burundi and capped 17 times by the national team, Ndayishimiye is a defensive midfielder, who can also play as a centre-back. He made his first Burundi appearance as an 18-year-old in a 7-0 win over Djibouti.
He started off his career with Turkish club Yeni Malatyaspor, before moving to Istanbul Basaksehir in February 2021 on a four-and-a-half-year deal. After signing for Basaksehir, Ndayishimiye was immediately integrated into the first-team, making his debut as a substitute in a 3-0 defeat to Galatasaray. He featured in 14 of Basaksehir’s remaining 19 league games that season, missing three matches due to testing positive for Coronavirus.
Ndayishimiye was a regular for Basaksehir last season before picking up an injury in February, which kept him out for the rest of the season. He played 2,286 league minutes last season, helping Basaksehir to a fourth-placed finish – a vast improvement on finishing 12th in the previous campaign – and also helped his side reach the semi-finals of the Turkiye Kupasi, where they were defeated in extra-time by Besiktas.
Standing at six foot, Ndayishimye has made 68 appearances in the Turkish top division, scoring just four goals, emphasing that he’s a defensive midfielder rather than one who will look to burst into the box at any given opportunity. His only Basaksehir goal came in a 2-1 defeat to Konyaspor.