Wilfred Ndidi: Six-time Saudi Arabia champions contact Super Eagles star for summer move

Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has caught the attention of former Saudi Arabia Premier League champions Al-Shabab FC, as they express interest in signing the Nigerian player. Currently under contract with Leicester City until 2024, Ndidi has established himself as one of the top defensive midfielders in the highly competitive Premier League, attracting interest from several top clubs, including Manchester United and Real Madrid.

However, injuries hampered his impact on the pitch this season, coinciding with Leicester City’s struggles and subsequent relegation to the Championship at the end of the 2022/23 season. Speculation now links Ndidi to a move to the Middle East, with Al-Shabab engaging in initial discussions regarding a potential transfer during the upcoming summer transfer window.

Although Ndidi, at 26 years old, may not be inclined to leave Europe for the Middle East just yet, the lucrative salary packages offered by Saudi clubs have proven difficult for many players to resist. Despite the transfer talks, Ndidi’s recent focus has been on international duty, playing a crucial role for Nigeria in their 3-2 victory over Sierra Leone, securing their qualification for the Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast next year.

Al-Shabab finished fourth in the league this season, with their last league title triumph dating back to 2012. With Ndidi’s impressive track record and defensive skills, the club could be looking to strengthen their midfield and challenge for the title once again.

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As the summer transfer window approaches, it remains to be seen whether Ndidi will make the move to Al-Shabab or stay with Leicester City and help them bounce back to the Premier League. Either way, the Nigerian midfielder’s future in football is sure to be an interesting one to watch.

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