£9 million Wilfred Ndidi to Celtic transfer claim made
With Brendan Rodgers returning to Celtic this summer for a second stint in the Parkhead hot seat, the club were always going to be linked with a few of his former players from Leicester City. The links with Daniel Amartey make sense, with the player being available as a free agent, with his contract with the Foxes running out.
Amartey is not the only player that Celtic have been linked with though. Some rumours have claimed that they have an interest in Wilfred Ndidi as well.
A few years back, Ndidi was considered by many as the best defensive midfielder in the Premier League. He has struggled in recent times though and his lack of form was one of the key reasons why Leicester City were relegated last season.
Still, Ndidi is a big name and should have too many problems finding a new club. Thus, many Celtic fans have been unconvinced that the Hoops could sign him. But as reported by Football Insider, Alan Hutton said about the situation:
“They are going to have to pay decent money for him.
“But this always happens when a manager goes to a new club, these links always pop up.
“Of course a defensive midfielder of that quality makes your team even better.
“They might be in a position to spend big on him. Champions League football is guaranteed, they might be in a position to spend £7m, £8m or £9m on a player.“
£9 million Ndidi to Celtic transfer claim made
It remains to be seen if Celtic end up making a move for Ndidi or not. It is quite clear that they are looking to improve their midfield though.
They have already completed the signing of Odin Thiago Holm from Valerenga. The Norwegian is a very highly rated talent. And they have been linked with other midfielders in recent days as well. Thus, it looks like an area of the pitch where Rodgers is looking to add to his options.
On top of his game, Ndidi was a spectacular player and was linked with clubs like Manchester United and Barcelona. He struggled badly last season though and many believe that injuries have caught up to him. In this scenario, one has to wonder whether it would make sense for Celtic to shell out a big transfer fee for him.