The Aston Villa-linked player is ‘one of the best players in world football’
Wilfred Ndidi has been linked with a move to Aston Villa ahead of the summer transfer window.
The Leicester City midfielder, who has been at the King Power Stadium since 2017, has established himself as one of the best midfielders in the Premier League in this era.
Villa and Steven Gerrard are keen to add a new defensive midfielder after failing to strike a deal with Brighton for Yves Bissouma in the January transfer window, and reports have emerged that Ndidi is a new €50million transfer target. pounds for the Lions when the summer window – Gerrard’s first summer at the club – opens.
Ndidi himself has been a key player for Brendan Rodgers in recent seasons as the Foxes have established themselves as the first six regular occupants, and he has a contract for a few more years after the end of this current season.
Ndidi, a Nigerian international, has previously spoken of his contentment in the East Midlands, although it remains to be seen whether or not he might be enticed to leave his current top-flight club for another – as Villa have been able to report. get with Lucas Digne and Chambers Calum.
“We’re fine and I’m having fun here,” Ndidi said last year. “I still have a contract with Leicester. I’m learning and trying to improve every day and I’m doing well here so no need to go anywhere.
Rodgers, who is currently suffering in perhaps the most difficult form of his managerial career at Leicester at the moment, has also sung Ndidi’s praises before.
He rates the midfield enforcer so well that he considers Ndidi to be among the best.
“He’s one of the best players in world football,” Rodgers said last year. “His quality in his football is improving all the time.
“He is irreplaceable for us. He is fantastic for a young player. What is pleasant as a coach is that he wants to learn. It will get better and better. I’m so happy that he plays in my team.