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Liverpool is interested in bringing Leicester City’s holding midfielder Wilfred Ndidi to Anfield, according to New Telegraph.
Ndidi, 21, only joined Leicester City last season, he was the replacement for N’Golo Kante who had left for Chelsea the previous summer.
Leicester paid £17m for the Nigerian when they brought him from Genk, his value has only soared since then and is as one of best defensive midfielder in the Premier League.
Former Nigerian international Etim Esin believes that Ndidi would have no trouble getting into the Liverpool team.
He said: “I can’t remember the last time we had a Nigerian in Liverpool apart from Victor Moses’ brief stint there. This is going to be a fantastic move for him and I think his transfer fee is likely going to go up because it could happen shortly after the World Cup.
“Ndidi has been doing well at Leicester; he is regarded as one of the best midfielders in the EPL now and should command that kind of transfer. I don’t think he will struggle at Liverpool, he is a player made for big club like that and with the role he plays, there is no way he will be sitting on the bench there. He’s certainly not going to be like Kelechi iheanacho who moved to Leicester to become an option to Jamie Vardy; I see Ndidi walking straight into that Liverpool’s side.”
Leicester are believed to value Ndidi at the £60m mark, but with Emre Can looking likely to leave this summer & Jordan Henderson’s injury record it would make sense for Jurgen Klopp to be on the look out for a holding midfield player.