Wilfred Ndidi: Arsenal to offer Xhaka plus £40m for Nigerian star

Wilfred Ndidi: Arsenal to offer Xhaka plus £40m for Nigerian star

- Wilfred Ndidi could be joining Arsenal before the end of the January transfer window

- Gunners new boss wants him at the Emirates and will offer Xhaka plus £40m for the star

- The 23-year-old has been superb for the Foxes since he joined them from Genk in 2017

- Ndidi recently signed a new deal which will see him remain at the King Power Stadium until summer of 2024

Arsenal have reportedly concluded plans to make a move for Nigeria international Wilfred Ndidi when the January transfer window opens in a few days from now.

The Super Eagles midfielder has been impactful for Leicester City in all competition since he joined them in a €17.60 million deal from Genk in January 2017.

He may not have won any title for the Foxes so far, but his individual brilliance has earned him back-to-back Premier League best tackler of the season.

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The Gunners new boss Mikel Arteta has now made the Super Eagles star a priority signing going into the winter transfer window according to the Mirror.

It is no longer news that Granit Xhaka might be quitting the Emirates Stadium about the same time owing to the issue he had with the fans earlier this year.

Arteta is hoping he can land the 23-year-old to protect his back four having seen him do so on several occasions for Leicester City.

The Foxes have conceded just 14 goals this season - the same number of goals current table-toppers Liverpool have conceded this season.

Reports from the north London club claim the Gunners are planning to offer Xhaka plus £40 million in exchange for the Nigeria international, as reported by Leicestershire Live.

The former Genk has been superb for the Foxes so far this campaign, having risen to the second position on the log against all odds.

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So far this term, Ndidi has scored twice in 20 appearances across competitions for Brendan Rodgers' side.

The 23-year-old has played 120 matches for his Premier League club in all competitions since his switch from Belgian side Genk in 2017.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has been rated as the second-best tackler in the Premier League so far this season.

According to the Premier League website, Ricardo Domingos Barbosa Pereira who also plays for Leicester City is leading the charts this season with 74 tackles.

And Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi is occupying second position on the table with 72 tackles this season.

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