Liverpool hire former Paris Saint-Germain scout Sylvain N’Diaye to track La Liga

29 Aug

Liverpool have stepped up their efforts to bring in more players from La Liga by hiring Sylvain N’Diaye to scout for the club.

N’Diaye, a former midfielder who was part of Senegal’s squad at the 2002 World Cup, has agreed to join the Reds and work in Spain under Kiko Espinar, Liverpool’s chief scout for the Iberian Peninsular.

N’Diaye has agreed to work for Liverpool after three years with PSG

N’Diaye spent three seasons scouting for Paris Saint-Germain, the French champions, prior to his Anfield move.

Liverpool’s hiring of N’Diaye is reported by AS, who say it is a ‘nod to the importance they [Liverpool] give to the Spanish market in the analysis of possible signings for the Jurgen Klopp project’.

Born in France, 42-year-old N’Diaye spent the majority of his playing career in his homeland, representing the likes of Bordeaux, Monaco, Lille, Marseille and Reims.

However, he did represent both Levante and Tenerife in Spain, appearing in both the first and second division.

Liverpool have not signed a single player from La Liga since Klopp’s appointment as manager in October 2015, with Alberto Moreno’s transfer to Anfield completed the prior summer while Brendan Rodgers was still in charge of the Reds.

Moreno’s time at Anfield has been relatively unsuccessful

Moreno, the full-back, remains the last played based in Spain to be bought by Liverpool.