Super Eagles Star Emerges As Mega Million Target for Serie A Champions Napoli

Super Eagles Star Emerges As Mega Million Target for Serie A Champions Napoli

Ibitoye Shittu
May 31, 2023 at 9:40 AM
  • Wilfred Ndidi and his Leicester City teammates have been relegated from the Premier League
  • Serie A champions Napoli are said to be eyeing a move for the Super Eagles' star midfielder
  • 26-year-old Ndidi reportedly has one year left on his current contract with Leicester City

Super Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi has reportedly emerged as a summer transfer target for Serie A champions, Napoli, who are said to be preparing to bolster their squad ahead of the coming season.

After 33 years of waiting, Napoli finally landed the Scudetto during the past season, with fellow Nigerian, Victor Osimhen and his teammates recording their names in the history books.

Osimhen played an important role in helping his team claim the Italian top flight title this term.

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Nigerian and Leicester City star Wilfred Ndidi. Photo by Plumb Images
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Despite the departure of coach, Luciano Spalletti after Napoli won the Serie A title, the club's top brass are said to have already identified some players they want to sign this summer.

According to the reports by Own Goal and Footnews, Ndidi is one of the players the Italian champions believe can help them retain their league title next term.

Ndidi's Leicester City relegated

Ndidi and his teammates at Leicester City have been relegated from the Premier League. As such, joining Napoli would offer the Nigerian star a chance to play in the UEFA Champions League next season.

Reports from the two publications have also suggested the deal between the Nigerian and the Italian club would be concluded in coming days.

Ndidi has one year left on his current contract at Leicester City.

Nigerians want Ndidi at Arsenal

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Nigerian fans appealing for Arsenal to sign Wilfred Ndidi from Leicester City instead of signing West Ham United captain, Declan Rice during the summer.

The Gunners have been linked with a move to sign Rice - one of the best defensive midfielders in the Premier League this season - as they look to bolster their squad for next term.

Fans are of the view that Ndidi would be the better option for Arsenal, with the Nigerian and his teammates relegated from the English top flight after a somewhat dull campaign.

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