Spanish giants Real Madrid CF are said to be monitoring Nigeria’s Super Eagles and Leicester City defensive midfielder Wilfred Ndidi as a possible replacement for the Brazilian international Casemiro,Felele247.com understands.
Ndidi is currently valued at 60 Million Euros joined Leicester City in 2016 after French international N’Golo Kante left for Chelsea is favorite replacement for the Brazilian.
The interest from Real Madrid is hardly surprising, considering there is no viable backup for Casemiro in the first-team setup. While Federico Valverde and Eduardo Camavinga can fill in as holding midfielders, they are largely utilised in box-to-box roles.
Wilfred Ndidi has come a long way since joining Leicester City from KRC Genk in January 2017. One of the best midfielders in the Premier League, the 24-year-old has been a pivotal figure for the Foxes over the last four years.
To date, the Nigerian midfielder has turned out 187 times for Leicester, chipping in with nine goals and 11 assists in the process. His progress has not gone unnoticed, with some of the biggest clubs in Europe keen on signing him. Two of his prospective suitors are Real Madrid and Manchester United.
Also, reports coming in from England have it that Manchester United are set to pull the trigger in pursuit of Ndidi in the January transfer window, but it is not clear if Manchester United are prepared to shell out such a sum for him.
It will also be interesting to see if Real Madrid respond to a possible offer by Manchester United with a bid of their own. With the race to sign Ndidi intensifying, it remains to be seen if the 24-year-old leaves Leicester City this coming winter.