Wilfred Ndidi's Possible Transfer Destinations as Lyon Eyes Move Amid Leicester City Exit Rumors

Wilfred Ndidi's Possible Transfer Destinations as Lyon Eyes Move Amid Leicester City Exit Rumors

Ero Samson
updated at May 29, 2024 at 3:33 PM
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  • Wilfred Ndidi is reportedly highly sought after by a flurry of elite clubs across Europe
  • The 27-year-old is nearing the end of his contract with EFL champions, Leicester City
  • Sports Brief looks at the possible destinations for Ndidi ahead of the transfer window

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Wilfred Ndidi's stock has soared astronomically following his stellar performance in the recently concluded 2023/24 EFL Championship season.

The 27-year-old, renowned for his combative defensive midfield play, showcased a new dimension to his game by occasionally featuring in an advanced attacking role for Leicester City.

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Wilfred Ndidi, who is linked with a Leicester City exit, applauds fans of the club during the Championship match against Blackburn Rovers at King Power Stadium on May 4, 2024. Image: Alex Pantling.
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According to data from Fotmob, the Super Eagles midfielder contributed six goals and six assists throughout the season. This impressive return has attracted interest from several elite clubs across Europe.

A recent report from Foot Mercato indicates that Olympique Lyon is considering a move for the Super Eagles star to strengthen their squad ahead of the 2024/25 season. This pursuit is fueled by a standoff between Ndidi and Leicester City regarding a contract extension at King Power Stadium.

In light of this, Sports Brief examines potential destinations for the Nigerian midfielder as the summer transfer window approaches.

Possible transfer destinations for Ndidi

France - Olympique Lyon

According to the publication, Olympique Lyon are among the clubs linked with a move for the Super Eagles midfielder.

The seven-time French Ligue 1 champions, who attempted to secure a loan deal for the 27-year-old in the summer of 2023, are now hopeful that his free-agent status will facilitate a transfer this summer.

Additionally, the French club recently completed the signing of Nigerian striker, Gift Orban.

England - Aston Villa, Tottenham Hotspur, and Everton

Ndidi has the option of remaining in England, as several Premier League clubs are keen on signing him. According to a report from Caught Offside, the midfielder is holding out for a move to a top-six EPL club, with Aston Villa emerging as the favourite.

Unai Emery’s side can offer him UEFA Champions League football, among other incentives, making them an attractive destination for the combative midfielder. Tottenham and Everton are also reportedly eyeing a move for Ndidi.

Spain - Real Betis and Barcelona

The EFL Championship winner is also drawing interest from Spain, should he decide to continue his career outside of England. According to a report from Football Espana, Barcelona are among the clubs interested in Ndidi.

The midfielder is also attracting attention from Manuel Pellegrini’s Real Betis, particularly as they are likely to lose defensive midfielder, Guido Rodriguez, who has yet to sign a new deal with the Seville club.

Ndidi's eventual destination is far from certain. However, it is evident that should the Leicester City man bid farewell to the King Power Stadium, he will have no shortage of options.

Ndidi to reject Leicester’s extension

Sports Brief also previously reported that Ndidi is set to reject Leicester City’s latest contract offering.

The 27-year-old could be on the move, especially with the Foxes likely to lose their manager to Chelsea.

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Ero Samson
Samson Ero is a sports journalist with a track record of over five years in the Nigerian media industry. He graduated from Nigerian Institute of Journalism (2021-2023).