Lyon Identify Super Eagles Midfielder Wilfred Ndidi As Top Transfer Target

Lyon Identify Super Eagles Midfielder Wilfred Ndidi As Top Transfer Target

Chukwu Ikechukwu
May 29, 2024 at 9:19 AM
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  • Olympique Lyon will try to sign midfielder Wilfred Ndidi this summer
  • The Super Eagles midfielder has been linked with some English clubs
  • Ndidi’s current contract with Leicester City will expire this summer

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Ligue 1 giants, Olympique Lyon, are interested in signing Super Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, this summer as a free agent.

The French club attempted to sign the Leicester City star last summer but their request to take him on loan was rejected by the Foxes who were keen to retain his services.

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Wilfred Ndidi has been identified as a top transfer target for Lyon this summer. Photo by Catherine Ivill.
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According to the Daily Post, Lyon have identified Ndidi as a top transfer target this summer and will make another attempt at signing the Nigerian to strengthen their midfield ahead of next season.

The 27-year-old midfielder will become a free agent next month when his contract with Leicester City expires although he has not ruled out signing an extension with the former Premier League champions.

Ndidi played a pivotal role as Leicester City gained promotion back to the Premier League after one season in the lower leagues, scoring nine goals for the Foxes as they emerged as the English Championship winners.

Ndidi keen to remain in England

Meanwhile, Ndidi is reportedly keen to remain in England and might likely turn down any proposed deal that will see him move abroad this summer, per Complete Sports.

Aston Villa and Tottenham are two English clubs who have been linked with an interest in the Super Eagles midfielder who is considered one of Leicester City’s best players this season.

Spanish giants, Atletico Madrid, recently turned down an opportunity to sign Ndidi and it is widely expected the 27-year-old would prefer playing in the English top-flight next season.

Everton make contact with Ndidi

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Premier League side Everton have made contact with Ndidi's management over the possibility of a summer move.

The Toffees will face stiff competition from teams who have also shown interest in signing the Nigerian midfielder.

Barcelona are at the forefront, with Newcastle United and Juventus also monitoring Ndidi's situation in Leicester City.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..