Alfred N'Diaye is a French footballer of Senegalese descent who currently plays for English clubSunderland in the Premier League. Alfred began his football profile with US Vandoeuvre in Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy. In 2006, he signed his first professional contract. N'Diaye made his debut in the squad during the 2007–08 season in the Coupe de la Ligue, at the age of 17, coming on as a halftime substitute for Frédéric Biancalani in a 0–3 loss to Lens. Following the season, N'Diaye earned promotion to the senior squad for the 2008–09 season. He made his league debut in the opening match of the season against Lille appearing as a substitute in a 0–0 draw. On 1 July 2011, Nancy confirmed on its website that the club had reached an agreement with Turkish club Bursaspor for the transfer of N'Diaye. The deal was finalised on 3 July for a reported fee of €2 million. On 9 January 2013, it was announced that Sunderland had completed the signing of N'Diaye for a fee reported to be €4.7 million. On 12 January 2013, N'Diaye made his Sunderland debut at the Stadium of Light in a match which they won 3–0 against West Ham United. N'Diaye is a France youth international having earned caps with all of the club's youth sides beginning with the U-16s.