Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi’s stellar season so far has attracted another European giants Barcelona who are reportedly preparing a bid for the Leicester City’s star in the summer.
Ndidi has been one of the top performers in Europe this term; recent statistics even showed he has had the best number of tackles in England and second in the whole of the continent, his interceptions, ball distribution have been considered top notch.
Liverpool’s Manager Jurgen Klopp has been a keen admirer of the Nigeria international whom he plans to snap up at the end of the season but reports have now suggested Barcelona are ready to rival the Reds for the midfielder’s signature.
Barcelona coach Ernesto Vaiverde has regarded Ndidi as the long term entity in Blaugrana’s midfield as Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitic and Paulinho already entering their 30s. He’s said to be particularly impressed with the player’s passing ability after averaging 75% pass accuracy per game, something that suits the Barcelona pattern perfectly.
Meanwhile, allnigeriasoccer.com quoted a source close to Ndidi that the player was not ready to leave Leicester City as the club planed to build a new strong team around the Nigerian.
”Ndidi is not leaving Leicester City, the interest from Barcelona is news to us, there has been no contact. They want to build the team around him,” the top source told allnigeriasoccer.
”The management of Leicester City believes in him, they want to do everything possible to make the club bigger.
”They have won the Premier League before and want to win it again, that’s why Riyad Mahrez was not sold in January.”
The 21-year-old is contracted to Leicester City until the end of the end of the 2021-2022 season.