Bayern Munich Capture High-profile Midfielder, Joao Palhinha From Fulham, Iliman Ndiaye Joins Everton From Marseille


Bayern Munich are on the brink of finalizing the signing of Fulham midfielder Joao Palhinha in a deal worth about €50 million, plus €4.9 million in add-ons.

Palhinha was close to moving to the Munich-based club in 2023 but the deal collapsed on deadline day.

The deal will be a club record sale for Fulham and it is coming barely days after manager Marco Silva turned down the opportunity to move to Pro League side Al-Ittihad.

Before Joining Bayern Munich, Joao Palhinha Is Focused On Euro 2024

Joao Palhinha is currently engaged in Euro 2024 action with Portugal, who will trade tackles with France in the quarter-finals of the competition.

The 28-year-old joined Fulham from Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon in 2022, for a fee of about €22 million.

Palhinha won the club’s Player of the Year award during his opening season at Craven Cottage – the 2022/23 campaign.

Joao Palhinha Career Stats

He has made 79 appearances for the Cottagers, scoring 8 goals and providing 1 assist in all competitions.

Cumulatively, the midfielder has made 297 club appearances thus far in his career, scoring 22 goals and providing 5 assists in all competitions.

Internationally, Palhinha has made 30 appearances for Portugal, scoring 2 goals and providing 1 assist.

Joao Palhinha has represented several clubs in his career, including; Moreirense FC, SC Braga, and CF Os Belenenses.

Joao Palhinha Date Of Birth And Market Value

Palhinha was born on July 9, 1995, in Lisboa, Portugal and his market value is €55 million.

His Parents

Joao Palhinha is the son of father, Mr. Palhinha, and mother, Mrs. Zana Susana. He is expected to sign a four-year deal at Bayern Munich, which runs until 2028.

Joao Palhinha Salary

The Portugal international is also expected to experience a noticeable increase in his current about €85,000 per week salary at Fulham.


Palhinha functions primarily as a defensive midfielder and he is known for his positioning, stamina, and tackling.

Everton Sign Striker Iliman Ndiaye

Everton have completed the acquisition of Senegal forward Iliman Ndiaye from Olympique Marseille on a five-year contract for a fee of €18 million.

Ndiaye joined Marseille from Sheffield United in the summer of 2023 and he scored 4 goals in 46 appearances for the French side last season.

Iliman Ndiaye contributed his quota to the side, as they made it to the UEFA Europa League semi-finals, where they were dumped out by eventual winners Atalanta.

Speaking about the arrival of the 24-year-old, Toffees boss Sean Dyche spoke highly about the attacker.

He said: “He is still young but has experience at European and international level and we feel he will be a really positive addition to our squad.”

Reports indicate that Sheffield United “reluctantly accepted” a reported offer of €17 million for Ndiaye last summer, having 14 goals and 11 assists to help the Blades secure promotion from the Championship in 2022/23.

Iliman Ndiaye was signed from non-league side Boreham Wood in 2019, with the young striker having spent time with the Marseille academy before heading to Senegal, the country where his father was born.

Ndiaye On Signing For Everton

Speaking concerning signing for Everton, Ndiaye ecstatically revealed his reason for choosing to move to Goodison Park.

The Senegalese said: “The main reasons I wanted to join were how big the club is, its history, and the part I can play in helping the team in the forward direction it is going in.

“I’m so excited. I’ll be very proud to be part of the last season to play at Goodison Park, too.”

Iliman Ndiaye’s Market Value And Date Of Birth

Iliman Ndiaye’s market value is €15 million and he was born in Rouen, France on March 6, 2000.

His Salary At Olympique Marseille

Ndiaye’s contract at Everton runs until June 30, 2029, and he was earning €38,000 at Marseille. Anyway, he is expected to get a bigger pay package at his new club.

Ndiaye’s Parents

Iliman Ndiaye’s parents’ names are unknown although he has in the past shared a picture of his father.

Iliman Ndiaye Career Stats

Moreover, Iliman Ndiaye has scored 26 goals and provided 19 assists in 134 appearances across all competitions thus far in his career.

Internationally, he has made 19 appearances for Senegal, scoring 2 goals and providing 3 assists.


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