Match-winner Alfred N'Diaye eyes permanent Wolves stay

Match-winning super-sub Alfred N'Diaye says he's loving life at Wolves – and hopes to seal a permanent move to the club.

Alfred N'Diaye celebrates his last-gasp winner (© AMA / Sam Bagnall)
Alfred N'Diaye celebrates his last-gasp winner (© AMA / Sam Bagnall)

The on-loan Villarreal midfielder came off the bench 10 minutes from time against Barnsley to first set up Bright Enobakhare's opener and then score a dramatic 94th minute winner.

It was his five appearance for Wolves since moving on deadline day. And N'Diaye is already thinking that he'd like the stay to be a long-term one.

As previously reported, there is a deal in place to buy the Senegal international at the end of his season-long loan spell.

It's believed there are certain clauses in N'Diaye's deal which would make his signing an automatic one – but there's also an outright option to buy whether Wolves win promotion or not.

"I hope, I hope," N'Diaye said when asked if he could stay. "I came on September 1 and everyone has helped me at the club, everyone give me love in the city so I am very happy.

"I will give my best all the season to get into the Premier League and stay here.

"I haven't come here for a few months. I am a Wolverhampton player and I'm focused on Wolverhampton. There is an agreement in place.

"I am on loan but I'm a Wolverhampton player. I don't think all season 'I'll go back to Villareal', I don't think like this.

"I will give my best all season for getting us into the Premier League."

The 27-year-old former Hull and Sunderland player has only made one league start so far but has settled in well since his last-minute deadline day switch.

And he was delighted to be the hero in Saturday's win.

"t was incredible to score in front of 28,000 fans," he said. "After (Barnsley) scored, the fans really helped us because it was a difficult time then.

"I feel very good. The club is good, we have good players, everyone is trying to help me so I'm feeling very good.

"We have a very good squad. It is a squad for the Premier League. We have a lot of quality in the team. We have more than 11 good quality players.

"We have to work hard to try and play in the first eleven and I hope today will do my chances no good.

"If I play in the first XI or on the bench, I will give my best. I'm a professional. There are a lot of games coming up every three days so we need everyone. I think the manager can make some changes like the cup game in mid-week when we played another team.

"Everyone is focused on the same objective, to get into the Premier League so we are in a good place.

"I like English football and I hope this year we can go up."

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