Premier League giants Liverpool are targeting a £50m raid on Leicester City for Nigerian midfielder Wilfred Ndidi during the summer transfer window.
Nigerian publication New Telegraph are reporting that Jurgen Klopp is looking to break the bank to sign Wilfred Ndidi, who he sees as the ideal man to protect the Reds shaky back-four from midfield.
Liverpool, have lacked a midfield enforcer since Javier Mascherano left the club back in 2010. The current options of Jordan Henderson, Emre Can and Gini Wijnaldum lack defensive qualities which has surely contributed to the Reds leaking goals at the back.
With the arrival of Naby Keita confirmed this summer, Jurgen Klopp is looking to add some steal and power to his centre core in midfield.
Ndidi, joined Leicester back in 2016 from Belgian side Genk for a fee believed to be in the region of £17m. He has gone onto replace N’Golo Kante who joined current Premier League champions Chelsea in the summer of 2015. Since his arrival at Leicester, Ndidi has proved to be one of the best defensive midfielders in the Premier League.
The Nigerian international will be turning out for Nigeria in this summers World Cup in Russia. If the Super Eagles and Ndidi perform better then expect, his price tag is expected to increase even further than the £50m Liverpool are willing to pay.
Liverpool have money to spend following the sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona last month. Money will be no object if they really want to sign the talented midfielder.
The Reds are also expected to lose Emre Can this summer, who has yet to sign a new deal at Anfield. It is expected the German midfielder will be joining up with Juventus once his contract expires. Ndidi will be an ideal replacement should Can move on to Italy.