Real Madrid arereportedly plotting a swoop on the Premier League during the January transfer window in the bid to boost their midfield optionsfor the second half of the season. Popular media outlet Fichajes says that Real Madrid are eyeing a move for Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi in a €60m deal.
Ndidi, 24, is an important player for the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Real Madrid might need to meet his value as revealed earlier to secure his transfer from the Foxes in the Premier League.
Real Madrid target Ndidi has been able to establish himself as one of the best defensive midfielders in the Premier League since he moved from Belgian side Genk to Leicester City during the winter transfer window in 2017. He has been a key player in the Leicester City midfield for the better part of the last five years. Ndidi was seen as the successor to N’Golo Kante at the King Power Stadium and he has been able to live up to that expectation from the Leicester City fans.
Nigerian midfielder Ndidi is not known to be a prolific player, but he has still managed to score nine times in 187 Premier League matches. In addition, the Real Madrid target has provided 11 assists.
Fichajes revealed that Ndidihas been on the radar of Real Madrid for three years and the upcoming transfer window could be the right time for the Spanish La Liga giants to make their move for the Leicester City player. It was revealed that Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has been surprised by the inconsistent displays of Brazilian international Casemiro this season and Ndidi would be a good replacement for him.
Ndidihas two major trophies from his time at Leicester City and they were won this summer. The Nigerian won this year’s FA Cup title and this year’s Community Shield with the Foxes.