Guinean journalist Alpha Balde has sent Liverpool fans into a frenzy mood after cryptically confirming the Reds interest in Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi.
The Express understands that Jurgen Klopp has identified the Nigerian international has a suitable replacement for Emre Can who looks destined to join Serie A giants Juventus in the summer has reportedly agreed on personal terms with the Turin club.
The German midfielder’s contract at Anfield expires at the end of the season and with no sign of extending his contract beyond this season, it can only be fitting for German tactician, Jurgen Klopp to bring in a perfect replacement in the summer.
Alpha Balde as quoted on Liverpool’s interest in Wilfred Ndidi on social media platform Twitter, he said;
“Ndidi approached by Liverpool. The player would have agreed. It remains to agree with Leicester, who asks a lot,”
— Chelsea (@ouggi) March 19, 2018
Nigerian defensive midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has been a revelation in the Premier League since joining the Foxes in the winter of 2017 for a reported fee of £17 million having established himself as one of the best anchormen in the division after slotting in seamlessly into the Leicester midfield.
The 21-year-old was brought in from Belgian side Genk to replace French midfielder, N’golo Kante who moved to Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2016 after playing a key role in the Foxes unbelievable title triumph.
Although, he is not expected to come cheap as Leicester as showed with Riyad Mahrez in the winter they can’t be bullied into selling one of their most prized assets.
He is known for his strong tackling abilities, concentration, aerial prowess, long shots, passing, anticipation, and calmness with the ball.
Given his age, quality and the massive potential he has displayed since he moved to the Premier League, he will be a quality addition to the Reds squad and could be the perfect partner for Naby Keita in the middle of the park as he completes his switch from RB Leipzig to Liverpool this summer.