Love the Judi Dench-like first name, love the idea that a potentially exciting Senegalese striker could soon be turning out for Sunderland.
Welcome, Dame N’Doye, 30, on loan from the Turkish club Trabzonspor until the end of the season. Who knows what might happen then?
N’Doye will wear the number 10 shirt. That’s a number with a grand SAFC pedigree.
This is how safc.com put it:
‘The 6’1” striker began his career in his native Senegal with Jeanne d’Arc before heading to Europe with Portuguese side Academica before moves to Greece with Panathinaikos and OFI Crete.
The imposing frontman enjoyed the most prolific spell of his career at FC Copenhagen where he picked up UEFA Champions League and Europa League experience while scoring 59 goals in 104 appearances.
A similarly prolific spell with Lokomotiv Moscow earned N’Doye a move to Hull City where he scored five goals in 15 appearances at the end of the 2014-15 Barclays Premier League season.
At international level, he has been a regular for the Lions of Teranga since making his debut in 2010, most recently at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.
Speaking about the signing, Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce said: “Dame will bring something different to our forward options.
“Having already played in the Premier League he should have no problems in hitting the ground running too, which is very important at this stage of the season”.
The striker will not be available for this weekend’s clash with Tottenham Hotspur as he completes the formalities pertaining to his work visa.’