FC Barcelona, which is in the final stages of the contract linking Wilfred Ndidi to Leicester City is seriously considering the possibility of adding the talented Nigerian midfielder to its ranks. The midfielder, who has been the subject of interest from Barcelona before, is once again placed in the sights of the Barça club as an ideal option to strengthen the midfield.
Barcelona has previously shown its ability to take advantage of contractual situations and sign quality players for free. In the last summer market, the Catalans acquired Iñigo Martínez and Ilkay Gündogan without spending a single penny due to the end of their contracts. With its financial situation in a precarious situation, Barcelona intends to continue to exploit this channel in the future.
The free signing that FC Barcelona wants for its midfield
In this context, the name of Wilfred Ndidi once again appears on the radar of Barcelona. The 26-year-old Nigerian has been considered a target of interest in recent years, but his high price at the time, close to 70 million euros, prevented his arrival. However, with the end of his contract at Leicester, Barcelona saw a new opportunity to negotiate his signature.
Ndidi’s experience, technical and physical qualities make him an attractive option for Barcelona. In addition, his ability to serve as a defensive pivot in the center of the field is especially valuable, since the team has only one specialist in that position, Oriol Romeu, since the departure of Sergio Busquets.
Although other clubs, such as Bayer Leverkusen, Juventus and Atlético Madrid, showed an interest in Ndidi last summer, Leicester City maintained a high valuation. Now, with his contract in its final phase, Barcelona hopes that negotiations can progress in a more favorable way. Ndidi’s possible arrival at Barcelona is an important step to strengthen the midfield and give the Catalan team more options in a key position on the pitch.