Why this midfield ace is perfect for Liverpool

Wilfred Ndidi

Liverpool have reportedly agreed personal terms with Leicester midfielder Wilfred Ndidi ahead of a potential summer move, according to a report from Teamtalk.

The Nigerian international has been a regular for the former Premier League champions since he moved to the King Power Stadium in the winter of 2017 from Belgian side Genk for a reported fee of £17 million.

However, with German midfielder Emre Can refusing to extend his contract beyond this season after been heavily linked with a move to Serie A giants Juventus in the summer, Jurgen Klopp has identified Leicester enforcer Wilfred Ndidi as the ideal replacement for the wantaway star.

The contract rebel looks destined to join the Serie A leaders on a free in the summer with his contract set to expire at the end of the season and with the summer transfer set to close before the season kickstarts in August, it is only fitting for the Reds to get their key transfer targets wrapped up early.

It is believed the Nigerian enforcer could be available for a fee in the region of £50 million according to reports making the rounds having established himself as a regular for both club and country.

With Naby Keita set to complete his move from RB Liepzig to Liverpool in July, Ndidi could be the ideal midfield partner for the Guinean international given his tough tackling abilities, aerial prowess, anticipation, passing, and concentration.

For all Liverpool’s attacking prowess, the Merseyside club still looks shaky at the back but the arrival of an enforcer in the mould of Wilfred Ndidi could complete the missing piece in Jurgen Klopp’s team as the Nigerian will offer more balance to the team by providing the necessary cover for the back four.

The Kopites pursuit of the 21-year-old makes perfect sense given the level of consistency and qualities he has shown since he moved to the King Power Stadium and could prove key in the Reds’ hunt for trophies next term.

 

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