Man United closely monitoring €60m-rated African midfielder

Man United’s search for a holding midfield reinforcement has taken them to fellow PL club Wilfred Ndidi, with the footballer emerging as a possible option for the winter transfer window. Nigeria international joined Leicester City from Genk in winter 2017 and has since gone on to become the sought-after replacement for N’Golo Kante.

Now widely regarded as one of the best defensive midfielders on show in the PL, Ndidi has become a mainstay for the Foxes. To date, Wilfred has played 185 games for the Foxes, chipping in with nine goals and 11 assists in the process.

His progress over the last half a decade or so has invariably piqued the interest of some of the biggest teams in the PL and beyond, with the Red Devils currently hot on his trails.

Man United made an inexplicable decision to not strengthen their midfield in the summer transfer window, wherein they aggressively reinforced their front-line in the form of Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo while also bringing in a world-class centre-back in Raphael Varane.

However, as has been crystal clear in the early stages of the 2021/22 campaign, the soft underbelly for Man United has been their midfield unit, with the lack of a natural holding midfield hitting them hard. Indeed, with Nemanja Matic no longer a spring chicken, Man United are in need of a long-term successor for the Serbian footballer.