According to report in All Nigeria Soccer, Nigeria star Wilfred Ndidi joined Leicester City from Belgium side Racing Genk as N’Golo Kante’s replacement in 2017, and has been able to get the job done. He was voted the Foxes’ Young Player of the Year for two consecutive seasons, thanks to his no-nonsense defensive performances at the center of the park.
Considering Ndidi’s ball-wining abilities and the number of tackles he has won since moving to the King Power Stadium; only a few supporters will want him not to remain at Leicester next season.
The tall defensive midfielder deserves a place in any of the League’s top-four clubs ; and that’s why Liverpool should move for his signature in the summer transfer window.
James Milner has been an influential figure at Anfield; however, age is not on his side as he would clock 34 in the middle of next season. The former Three Lions star might find the League too physical to cope with in the 2019-2020 capiagn, hence, the need to get the young and hard tackler.
The 22-year-old Nigerian star will have no hard time slotting into Klopp’s starting eleven and he will surely form a strong partnership with either Keita or Wijnaldum in midfield.
A Liverpool side with Virgil Van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Dejan Lovren and Wilfred Ndidi— providing strong shield for the back four — will be too hard to get past by any attacking frontline in the Premier League.
In the other news, Turkish Super Lig champions Galatasaray extended their unbeaten run to eleven matches after a routine 5-0 win against Antalyaspor at the Turk Telekom Stadyumu (İstanbul) on Monday evening. Nigeria international Henry Onyekuru retained his place in the starting line-up, occupying the left wing position.
Sofiane Feghouli’s 17th minute strike separated the two teams in the first-half, but the Lions upped the tempo after the intermission, scoring through Badou Ndiaye, Onyekuru (2) and Mbaye Diagne. On 65 minutes, Antalyaspor defenders were caught ball-watching, leaving Onyekuru unmarked in the penalty area to blast the ball past goalkeeper Ruud Boffin.
The Everton loanee burst into the 18-yard box before scoring through a left-footed shot in the 78th minute to make it 4-0 after receiving an unselfish pass from Feghouli.
Thanks to their 14th win of the season, Galatasaray have closed the gap on surprise leaders Istanbul Basaksehir to eight points with nine matches to the end of the 2018-19 season.
Do you think Wilfred Ndidi can be a perfect replacement for James Milner?