Paris Saint-Germain want Wilfred Ndidi for cut-price: Leicester report

Leicester City, Wilfred Ndidi (LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP via Getty Images)
Leicester City, Wilfred Ndidi (LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP via Getty Images) /

It would be a disaster for the Brendan Rodgers project at Leicester City if Wilfred Ndidi is sold for around £45 million to Paris Saint-Germain.

Wilfred Ndidi’s prominence at Leicester City is undeniable. He is now an eminent member of the Foxes squad, as well as being pivotal in what Foxes of Leicester describe as ‘the Brendan Rodgers project’. A compliment, of course.

What we mean by this is that the Northern Irishman has galvanized an already innovatively built team on Filbert Way. Talent overflows in comparison to what some of us ageing City fans have witnessed in the dark days.

And, as previously stated, one could label Ndidi as a linchpin in the King Power club set-up. His ball retention has improved dramatically; long-range and simple short passing is no longer a worry; along with the usual incredible amount of tackles and dispossession. Importance of the highest level.

Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi targeted

However, all this progress, team solidarity and positiveness would surely evaporate or be halted if a recent report is eventually realized. ESPN suggests Paris Saint-Germain are eyeing up the Foxes’ midfield general. Losing the Nigeria international isn’t debatable: the situation has dire implications. Inevitably, it could be a disaster for Leicester City.

Luckily the sports media outlet also says PSG fancy Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey and Monaco’s Tiemoue Bakayoko, who are also “considered options”. Although on Monday morning it was stated in UK news that Partey desires a switch to Arsenal. And the Gunners obviously need a more mobile defensive-minded midfielder than Granit Xhaka.

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Ndidi is valued at around £45-£50 million by ESPN; a cost we at FoL see as around half of his true pricetag. Harry Maguire was sold for £80m last year, surely the Nigerian is as valuable to Leicester – if not more so.