Paris Saint-Germain’s search for midfield reinforcements continues and a new name enters the transfer rumor mill.
According to Julien Laurens of ESPN, the newly crowned Ligue 1 champions are interested in Leicester City FC’s Wilfred Ndidi.
The Nigeria international has been vital for the Foxes in their ascension in the Premier League table (currently third) but he doesn’t have all of the qualities that PSG’s sporting director is looking form.
According to Leonardo’s own words, he is looking for a midfielder but one that is tall and physically imposing. At 5’11” and 176 lbs., Ndidi doesn’t exactly fit the mold of an enforcer.
Ndidi won’t come cheap either. The 23-year-old is under contract with Leicester until 2024 and Laurens believes the club will demand €45-€50 million to let him go.
Currently, Idrissa Gueye, Leandro Paredes, Ander Herrera, Marco Verratti, and even Marquinhos and Tanguy Kouassi play in the midfield for PSG. That’s a solid group but since Thiago Motta retired in 2018, the club has failed to replace what he brought to the middle of the park. Perhaps Ndidi is that player.
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