Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, is reportedly ‘close’ to signing for Nottingham Forest, with the player ‘pushing’ for a move.
If everything works out well, he will be joining Taiwo Awoniyi in the club.
It is set to be a busy few days for City as the summer transfer deadline approaches. Both incomings and outgoings are expected at the King Power Stadium between now and Friday’s 11pm deadline, with Enzo Maresca continuing his rebuild of the squad.
Reports of Forest’s interest in Ndidi emerged on Sunday evening, with it claimed that Steve Cooper’s side were set to launch a bid for the Nigeria international. It was also claimed that personal terms had been sorted with the player ahead of any potential move.
It was reported earlier that a transfer for Ndidi is ‘close’ and that the player himself is ‘pushing’ for a move to be completed before Friday’s 11pm deadline. Ndidi is one of the players who has just a year left on his deal with City.
The midfielder has started all five games in all competitions so far this season, scoring in the Carabao Cup win over Burton Albion. He is, however, being asked to play a different role to usual under new manager Maresca, and has competition for his place from Chelsea loanee Cesare Casadei, with some fans calling for the youngster to start ahead of him.
Ndidi has played a total of 242 times for City, scoring 12 times and providing 12 assists. Those appearances have included appearances in the Premier League, Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League, as well as being part of the first City team to lift the FA Cup.Follow us on social media