Liverpool’s transfer of Nigerian midfielder is fake news

Date published: Wednesday 21st March 2018 9:27

Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi will not be leaving for Liverpool this summer, according to a report.

Tuesday’s breaking news was that the midfielder was bound for Anfield with Guinean journalist Alpha Balde, speaking on RMC radio claiming the Reds had approached the player about a summer transfer.

Those claims have now been rebuffed though with allnigeriasoccer.com reporting that Ndidi, who cost £15million from Genk in January 2017, is committed to Leicester.

“Ndidi is happy at Leicester City, he is one hundred percent committed to Leicester City and it’s confirmed he’s not leaving the club to join Liverpool,” a top source told the Nigerian site.

“Liverpool have not contacted him about joining the club.”

Liverpool are understood to be lining up a replacement for Germany star Emre Can, who looks set to leave the club on a free this summer.

Nigerian outlet The New Telegraph first claimed Jurgen Klopp was chasing Ndidi in February and Guinean journalist Balde revealed that the club had agreed terms to sign the 21-year-old Nigeria international.

He tweeted: “Ndidi approached by Liverpool. The player has agreed. It remains to agree with Leicester, who asks a lot”.

That though has now been denied and Liverpool’s search for a midfielder to accompany Naby Keita goes on.

 

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