Newcastle to battle Aston Villa and West Ham for 27-year-old midfield powerhouse

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Leicester City midfielder Wilfried Ndidi has been linked with a move away from the club at the end of the season.

The 27-year-old defensive midfielder will be a free agent in the summer and clubs like Newcastle United, West Ham United and Aston Villa have expressed interest in signing him, as per Fichajes.

According to a report from Fichajes, the three clubs want to snap him up on a free transfer and it will be interesting to see where he ends up.

Newcastle need more quality and defensive steel in the middle of the park. Bruno Guimaraes has been linked with an exit from the club and Ndidi would be a superb acquisition on a free transfer. He could form a solid partnership alongside Sandro Tonali next season. Signing a player of his ability on a free transfer could prove to be a masterstroke.

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – APRIL 01: Wilfred Ndidi of Leicester City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leicester City and Norwich City at The King Power Stadium on April 01, 2024 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images) (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Aston Villa and West Ham want Wilfried Ndidi

Meanwhile, Aston Villa are pushing for Champions League qualification and they need more depth in the side if they manage to secure European football for the next season.

Signing the 27-year-old midfielder will allow Unai Emerey to rotate players like Douglas Luiz more often. Ndidi has played in the Premier League with the Foxes and he should be able to settle in quickly and make an immediate impact.

Similarly, West Ham need a quality midfielder as a partner for Edson Alvarez. Tomas Soucek has been quite underwhelming and the Hammers need to bring in an upgrade on the Czech Republic international. The Leicester City midfielder seems like the ideal acquisition.

The 27-year-old will be tempted to join a big club at the end of the season and the opportunity to return to the Premier League with the likes of Newcastle, West Ham or Aston Villa could prove to be quite attractive.

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  1. Wilf,is very hard to watch in my honest view and plays the ball backwards at all times never forwards, and he cannot hit a barn door when shooting.If Leicester get a decent offer I would sell,I don’t think wilf’s game has moved on but has remained pretty static he is just a ball stopper and gives away many fouls.
    What Leicester need instead is a John Magin,from villa style player a more all round ball winner.

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