Leicester City fast-rising midfielder, Wilfred Onyinyen Ndidi has reportedly attracted summer transfer interest from Liverpool, with high expectations now rife that the former Racing Genk of Belgium ace could be on his way to Anfield at the end of the current season.
Since joining the Foxes from Genk in 2016, the 21-year-old has adapted quickly to life in the English Premier League, becoming one of Leicester’s standout performers, and it could cost Liverpool upwards of £54m to persuade The Foxes to sell the Super Eagles star.
With Ndidi looking good to make Nigeria’s squad to this year’s World Cup in Russia, pundits are of a view that his rating would shoot even higher, such that talk about a possible move to The Reds could gain stronger ground.
As it were, Ndidi has already created great marks so far this season, with several top ratings during each outing for The Foxes, and Liverpool are now said to be courting him as the strong defensive midfielder they need.
Ndidi’s performances have caught the eye of many big clubs, with Liverpool reportedly very keen on securing the services of the young Nigerian lad after The Reds’ coach, Jurgen Klopp heaped praises on him.
However, Ndidi’s agent has refrained from making any categorical statement on reported interest in the star by Liverpool, as the player’s representative says they are yet to get any official offer from The Reds.
In the wake of reports that emerged early Tuesday hinting at a summer move to Anfield for Ndidi, the player’s minders and mentors insist a formal bid has to come forth before they can make any comment on a possible link to Liverpool for their ward.
Liverpool have already struck terms with Bundesliga side RB Leipzig of Germany for the future transfer of Guinean kid, Naby Keita, and the central midfielder will join the Anfield outfit on July 1.
In the current season, Ndidi has won the most tackles in the English Premier League, with an average of 4.2 per game, but the 21-year-old is contracted to Leicester until the end of the 2021-2022 season.
It is claimed that the Reds are prepared to pay more than £50m to land the signature of The Foxes’ number 25, but the former Racing Genk of Belgium star’s camp is calling for caution.
”This is not true. Liverpool have not contacted the player nor Leicester City. No bid has been received,” Ndidi’s representative stated.