Liverpool Eyeing Summer Move For Defensive Midfielder With the Most Tackles in the Premier League

March 21, 2018

Liverpool are looking for a summer replacement for Emre Can, who is said to leave the club, and may have found their guy.

Journalist Alpha Balde claims, Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has given his approval to a move to Anfield following an approach from Liverpool.

The Merseyside team have been long-term admirers of the defensive midfielder and were also linked with a move for the player in January, but appear to have firmed up their interest ahead of the summer transfer window.

Balde says that Liverpool has approached Nigerian with a proposal to join them next season, and the midfielder has given his consent to the move, but the Reds still need to agree on a fee with Leicester for his transfer.

Ndidi signed for the Foxes from Genk back in January 2017 and has helped to fill the void left by N’Golo Kante, making 57 appearances and scoring four times.

The 21-year-old has been praised for his work rate and physicality at the heart of the Leicester midfielder and now he appears to be ready to move on to bigger and better things.

Leicester shelled out £15.8m for the talented midfielder in the past, but now Liverpool would likely be required to pay a significantly larger fee.