Wilfred Ndidi: Palmer Speaks on Super Eagles Star’s Future Amid Links With Barcelona, 4 EPL Sides

Wilfred Ndidi: Palmer Speaks on Super Eagles Star’s Future Amid Links With Barcelona, 4 EPL Sides

Raphael Abiola
April 12, 2024 at 9:03 PM
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  • Carlton Palmer discusses Wilfred Ndidi's future at Leicester City amid interest from Barcelona
  • The Super Eagles star is also linked with four English Premier League clubs aside the Catalans
  • The Nigerian international's contract with the Foxes will elapse at the end of the current season

Former England international, Carlton Palmer, has shared his thoughts on Wilfred Ndidi's future at Leicester City amid interests from four Premier League sides and Barcelona.

The Nigerian midfielder has been one of the best players for the Foxes in the Championship as they seek quick promotion back to the English top-flight league.

The Super Eagles star has scored four goals, provided six assists in 24 games in all competitions this season, and has been affected by injury.

Wilfred Ndidi faces uncertainty about his Leicester City's future amid links with four Premier League sides and Barcelona. Photo: Stephen White.
Wilfred Ndidi faces uncertainty about his Leicester City's future amid links with four Premier League sides and Barcelona. Photo: Stephen White.
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Ndidi's current contract with Leicester City expires this summer, and if the Foxes fail to offer him a new deal, he could join a new team on a free transfer.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with Football League World, as per All Nigeria Soccer, Palmer confirmed that the Nigerian international has drawn a lot of attention with his performance this season, mentioning four Premier League teams monitoring his contract situation.

"Wilfred Ndidi is attracting a lot of interest and attention from Premier League clubs," he said.
"Tottenham, Aston Villa, Newcastle, Wolverhampton Wanderers, to name four. Wilfred Ndidi is out of contract in the summer.
"He (Ndidi) has been an integral part this season; although he has picked up some injuries, he has done well for them. But with Ndidi's huge wages of (an estimated) £75,000 a week, Leicester may choose to offload him in the summer and bring their wage bill down."

Palmer claimed it would be a massive blow for Leicester City to lose the Nigerian midfielder in the summer but admitted that keeping him at the club with top Premier League sides and Barcelona showing interest would be difficult.

"It will be a bitter blow, but five clubs are keeping tabs on him, and there is also reported interest from abroad, including from Barcelona."

Galatasaray renew interest in Ndidi

Sports Brief earlier reported that Galatasaray are not giving up on Ndidi's pursuit and had indicated interest in signing the Super Eagles midfielder when the summer transfer window reopens.

The Turkish club reportedly plans to use Champions League football to lure the Nigerian.

A muscular injury ruled him out for almost three months, costing him a place in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations squad.

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Raphael Abiola is a Nigerian Sports Journalist with over five years of experience. He obtained a B.Tech degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, in 2015.