According to various news sources in Belgium, Leicester City has identified Nigerian defender cum midfielder Wilfred Ndidi as a long term replacement for N’golo Kante, and have opened talks with Genk over his transfer.
A bid of around £25m has been lodged and both teams are reportedly locked in talks over the transfer of the 20 year old, whose goal was voted the best in Belgium top flight league last season.
Already a full blown Nigeria international at the age of 20, he has grown in leaps and bounds since he was drafted to central midfield by the coach of Genk last season.
His goal against Atheltico Bilbao in the Europa League was rated as one of the best of the rounds, another confirmation of how well he has developed the last few months.
Heavily linked with a move to Newcastle in the winter, it appears English champions Leicester City are now inching closer to signing the coveted Nigerian, who turned down a move to German side Hamburg in the summer.