Liverpool are considering making a potential move for Leicester City midfielder Wilfried Ndidi before Friday’s deadline, according to journalist Miguel Delaney.
The Reds are still basking in the glory of their 2-1 win away to Newcastle United on Sunday afternoon, as they produced a stunning turnaround with 10 men.
While the victory was a fantastic result against a fellow top-four challenger, the focus also has to be on bringing in another midfield before the end of the summer transfer window.
Only Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai and Wataru Endo have come in, while five midfielders have moved on, leaving Liverpool a little threadbare in that area of the pitch.
With each passing day, the more it looks as though the Reds may not do any more transfer business, but a new update may give them some hope.
According to The Independent‘s Delaney, Liverpool are eyeing a move for Ndidi, with Crystal Palace’s Cheick Doucoure also still on their shortlist:
“Liverpool are investigating whether they can do one more midfield deal. There is still interest in Cheick Doucoure of Crystal Palace but they have so far been put off by price.
“Wilfried Ndidi may be considered as relegated Leicester City are willing to do business in the last few days of the window.”
Our thoughts on Liverpool’s possible move for Ndidi…
Ndidi hasn’t been seen as an option to come in and fill the No.6 role this summer, so this is a rumour that has seemingly come from nowhere and would be a surprise if it happened.
The 26-year-old certainly wouldn’t be a bad option, considering he has been a key man for Leicester for a number of years, making 192 appearances in the Premier League and averaging 2.3 tackles per game in the competition last season.
It would arguably feel like a panic buy so late in the window, however, considering Ndidi is now playing in the Championship, so Doucoure could be the stronger option.
He continues to impress for Palace, starting all three of their Premier League matches in 2023/24 and completing 88.3% of his passes, and the fact that he is a longer-term target would make his arrival more understandable.