Manchester United have been asked to make a move for Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi as Erik ten Hag looks to make his mark on his team.
The Red Devils have made midfield their number one priority this summer and have been linked with a move for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie De Jong, a deal that would see the Dutch ace join ten Hag after their days at Ajax.
Ten Hag are said to be keen to improve the midfield ahead of the 2022/23 season, with Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Nemanja Matic and Juan Mata all leaving this summer.
De Jong has only been at his ‘dream club’ for three years but hasn’t reached the heights expected and the Spanish giants’ financial troubles could see a sale take place if the right offer is made. However, the midfielder recently spoke about his desire to succeed at Barcelona.
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Since joining the Foxes from KRC Genk in 2017, Ndidi has been a constant presence in transfer rumors with significant links to the likes of United and Real Madrid. However, injuries over the past two seasons meant that no move ever materialized.
With De Jong’s position clear, Sky Sports’ Chris Hamill urged United to make a move for City defensive midfielder Ndidi. The Nigerian has been out with a knee injury since March, missing the Foxes Europa Conference League semi-final.
Addressing the Football Daily YouTube ChannelHamill said: “Leicester’s Wilfred Ndidi is still a perfect match for what Manchester United are looking for, and with just two years remaining on his contract at Leicester, it’s likely to cost a lot less than the eye-watering sums associated with him in the past summer.
“And although he missed the last two months of the season with a knee injury, he remains one of the best defensive midfielders in the game when fit, averaging an astonishing 6 .5 tackles and interceptions in every game and ranking in the top 7% of midfielders for aerial duels too.”