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Liverpool Plotting Swoop For £50m-Rated Premier League Midfielder

Liverpool are plotting a swoop for £50m-rated Leicester midfielder Wilfred Ndidi as Jurgen Klopp looks to strengthen his options in the middle of the park

The January transfer window in now closed so it’s time to look at those deals that didn’t get over the line and those being lined-up for the summer. Today, Liverpool are linked with Wilfred Ndidi…

Liverpool are plotting a summer swoop for £50m-rated Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi as Jurgen Klopp looks to strengthen his options in the middle of the park, according to a report in the Mirror.

Ndidi has been hugely impressive since joining Leicester from Genk in January 2017 with the tough-tackling midfielder starting in all 27 of their Premier League games so far this campaign.

The Nigerian international is also a regular with his country having earned 14 caps so far and it seems he’s caught the attention of clubs in the upper echelons of the Premier League.

The Mirror are citing a report from Nigerian outlet The New Telegraph that claims Liverpool have identified Ndidi as a summer transfer target and are now lining-up a move for the defensive midfielder.

It’s suggested in the outlet that Klopp has been left impressed by the 21-year-old’s performances and is an admirer of his physical approach to the game so feels he’d be a useful addition to his squad.

However, understandably, Leicester aren’t ready to let the up-and-coming star leave on the cheap and the Mirror suggest that Liverpool could end up paying around £50m to sign Ndidi this summer.

Liverpool have a deal in place to sign Naby Keita in July but Klopp is in the market for further midfield reinforcements as Emre Can’s contract is set to expire and he’s no closer to signing an extension.

Ndidi would certainly add some ‘bite’ to Liverpool’s midfield if they did end up luring him to Anfield as he’s made more tackles per 90 minutes than any other player in the league this season and he would provide competition for Jordan Henderson in the holding role.

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However, I personally doubt Liverpool will be prepared to pay £50m for the youngster so Leicester may need to lower their demands if a deal is to be agreed this summer.

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