Super Eagles Star Set to Become First Nigerian Footballer to Play for Real Madrid as Club Makes N28bn Offer

Super Eagles Star Set to Become First Nigerian Footballer to Play for Real Madrid as Club Makes N28bn Offer

  • Wilfred Ndidi has been linked with Real Madrid with reports claiming the Spanish giants would cough out €60million
  • The Nigerian international has been tipped to become a long term replacement for Carlos Casemiro in Los Blancos midfield
  • The likes of Manchester United and Liverpool have also shown interest in the Super Eagles midfielder in the past

Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has become a target for 13-time European champions Real Madrid, reports in Spain claim, Football Espana.

The whole story about Ndidi being linked to Real Madrid

According to a Spanish new media outlet, the Mundo Deportivo, the Spanish giants are looking to make the Leicester City star, a long term replacement for Brazilian star Carlos Casemiro.

Ndidi linked with Real Madrid
Wilfred Ndidi has been linked with Real Madrid as club make a N28bn offer. Photo by Mike Egerton
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The Foxes signed the 24-year-old from Belgian side Genk to replace N'Golo Kante who left King Power Stadium for Chelsea in 2016.

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And the Nigerian international has posted tremendous stats in the English Premier League as the best tackler for three consecutive seasons.

According to FBref, Ndidi records 90 percent in tackles, interceptions, blocks, clearances and aerials won per 90 minutes. He also ranks in the 82nd position in putting pressure on opponents.

It will cost Los Blancos around €60million (28bn) to sign him during the summer transfer window next year.

Ndidi has been linked to several English clubs in the past few years, including the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool.

He was on parade in Nigeria's 2-0 win over Liberia during their 2022 World Cup qualifier as they progressed to the next stage of the competition.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that the Super Eagles of Nigeria registered a 2-0 win over Liberia in their penultimate fixture in the second round of the ongoing 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

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Victory for the Super Eagles over the Lone Star has brightened their chances towards a place in the third round of qualifiers as they only need, at least, a draw when they take on Cape Verde in Lagos next Tuesday.

AS reports that the Nigerian team knew anything short of victory against Liberia could spell doom for their chances of qualifying for Qatar, and they proved their mettle.

It took just thirteen minutes before the Super Eagles made their intention known as Kelechi Iheanacho was hacked down in the penalty area, according to BBC Sport.


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