The Liverpool legend wants to improve his squad in the summer, and he has his eyes set on Nigeria’s most valuable player
Aston Villar are considering making a move for Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi when the transfer window opens in the summer.
According to the Daily Star, as per Birmingham Mail, the Villans consider Ndidi as a perfect alternative to Mali’s midfielder Yves Bissouma.
Villa were linked with a move for Bissouma in the winter window, but they could not agree a deal with Brighton Hove Albion.
And with that development, Villa’s manager Steven Gerrard has identified Ndidi as an alternative to the Mali international.
Ndidi is currently Nigeria’s joint most valuable player with a market value of £50m (₦28.1b) as per Transfer markt.
Villans are ready to test Leicester’s resolve by paying the amount of £50m (₦28.1b) for the Nigerian international at the end of the season.
However, it may still not be enough for Leicester to allow one of their best players to leave. Ndidi has been one of the Foxes key players since he arrived in January 2017 and one of Brendan Rodgers trusted stalwarts.
There are few midfielders better than Ndidi in breaking up the opposition’s attacking flow. Since the start of last season, only Bissouma has had more tackles and interceptions than Ndidi.
📊 Most tackles + interceptions since the start of last season in the Premier League
🥇 Yves Bissouma – 245
🥈 Wilfred Ndidi – 235
🥉 Matty Cash – 222
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) January 28, 2022
Villa may also find it difficult to convince Ndidi to move to the Midlands as the Nigerian is also currently studying Business Management at De Montfort University.
Ndidi’s current contract at the King Power Stadium expires in 2024.