La Liga clubs Sevilla and Barcelona have turned their gaze to Nigerian pool of talent to bolster their squad
Sevilla FC and Barcelona are reportedly in a race to secure the services of Nigerian midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, Soccernet.ng reports.
According to reports from the Spanish media outlets, Football Espana, the reigning Europa League champions, Sevilla, and La Liga giants Barcelona are vying for the signature of the Leicester City star.
Despite playing in the English Championship, if rumours are true, Ndidi has piqued the interest of some top European clubs like Bayern Munich, Liverpool, and has been on Barcelona’s radart bolster their squad.
With Ndidi’s contract expiring in 2024 and Barcelona grappling with financial challenges, they hope to sway the Nigerian onto a free transfer when his current deal concludes.
Ndidi, recognized as one of the most effective ball-winning players in the English Premier League, recently earned recognition as the SkyBet Championship Player of the Month.
Although there’s been less noise surrounding Ndidi, Barcelona might consider taking a gamble, similar to their approach with Franck Kessie, prioritizing players with potential resale value over immediate style fit.
While Sevilla sees Ndidi as a potential starting player, his Premier League salary might pose a challenge.
Convincing Ndidi to accept a substantial wage cut could be necessary for Sevilla, considering the disparity in earnings.
Away from his transfer dealings, the Super Eagles star was omitted in Nigeria’s squad to tackle Lesotho and Zimbabwe in their 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
His absence was greatly felt in the middle of the park with Jose Peseiro’s troops securing two points put of possible six in the clash.
He will therefore be hoping to return from his injury and firing the national team and his club to more victories.