The Nigerian international is widely regarded as one of the best defensive midfielders in the Premier League, and the La Liga champions have now identified him as a top transfer target.
Barcelona are interested in signing Leicester City’s midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, according to a report from Spanish publications Don Balon.
The Spanish giants are reportedly set to let Arturo Vidal leave the Camp Nou with the Chilean international allegedly unhappy with the minutes he’s been offered in the first team this campaign.
Coach Quique Setien has, however, identified Super Eagles ace Ndidi as the perfect replacement for the former Bayern Munich man.
At just 23, Ndidi is already a super-regular for three-time African champions, Nigeria, and was an ever-present in coach Gernot Rohr’s team to the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the 2019 African Cup of Nations.
The tough-tackling midfielder is renowned for his ball-winning abilities, his movement and positioning off the ball, and the impressive number of interceptions he makes per game.
Leicester City signed Ndidi from Genk in the early days of January 2017 for a reported £17 million, but the youngster is currently valued at €45 million, as per Transfermarkt.
Barca may, however, cough out double that fee to land their prime target in the summer.