Real Madrid are reportedly keen on signing Wilfred Ndidi, valued at €60 million by Leicester City, in the January transfer window.
According to a report by Spanish outlet Fichajes, Real Madrid intend to sign Wilfred Ndidi in the January transfer window. The 24-year-old is valued at around €60 million by Premier League giants Leicester City, who could be forced to cash in on their prized midfielder this winter.
Wilfred Ndidi joined Leicester City from KRC Genk in January 2017 and has since established himself as one of the best midfielders in the Premier League. In a sense, the Nigerian international has been the true successor to N’Golo Kante at the King Power Stadium and has been a key figure for the Foxes for nearly five years now.
To date, the 24-year-old has made 187 appearances for the former Premier League champions, chipping in with nine goals and 11 assists along the way. His progress has not gone unnoticed either, with Real Madrid being one of his long-term suitors.
Real Madrid have had their sights set on Ndidi for three years now, with the January transfer window deemed the ideal time to launch the offensive for him finally. That is because Carlo Ancelotti has been left dismayed by the inconsistent performances of Casemiro.
Recent reports have also suggested that the Brazilian midfielder could soon be on his way out of the Santiago Bernabeu, with Paris Saint-Germain and Newcastle United among the clubs keen on signing him. With that in mind, Ndidi would be a viable target for Real Madrid.
However, the Merengues might not be alone in pursuit of the Nigerian midfielder, who has recently been linked with Manchester United. Signing Ndidi won’t be cheap, though, as Leicester City are set to demand €60 million in exchange for his services.
Despite the sizable asking price, Real Madrid would fancy their chances of signing Ndidi, seeing as Leicester have failed to finish in the top-four of the Premier League. Considering they can offer him the opportunity to play in the UEFA Champions League, Los Blancos could lure the 24-year-old to the Spanish capital.
However, it remains to be seen if Real Madrid are willing to part with €60 million to secure the services of Ndidi. If not, they could set their sights elsewhere, with Joao Palhinha, Ruben Neves and Marcelo Brozovic among their targets for the holding midfield slot.