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Aston Villa linked with Wilfred Ndidi transfer swoop

Having brought in four new senior players during the recent January transfer window, Aston Villa have shown how active they are willing to be in the transfer market to strengthen their side however they can.

Taking that into account, it appears as though the Midlands club have identified one player, that will be familiar to a number of Premier League followers, that they would like to sign during the upcoming summer transfer window.

What’s the news?

According to a recent report from the Daily Star, Villa are readying a summer transfer move for Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi with Steven Gerrard apparently being given £50m to secure his signature.

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The midfielder joined the fellow Midlands outfit back in the 2017 January transfer window from Belgian club KRC Genk in a deal worth a reported fee of £15m.

Since then, the 25-year-old has comfortably cemented himself as a crucial figure for the Foxes by racking up a total of 199 appearances across all competitions, chipping in with 10 goals and 11 assists along the way.

Imagine him and McGinn

Labelled as a “unique” player in the past by Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers, Ndidi has managed to earn himself an overall season rating of 6.94 according to WhoScored, making him their third-highest rated player so far in this campaign, highlighting how important he is to their side.

If Villa were to secure the Nigerian’s signature in the summer, he would surely help Gerrard’s side fix up defensively given how he’s racked up more tackles per game (3.3) than any other Leicester player so far this season.

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With that in mind and the fact that current Villa midfielder John McGinn has managed to rack up a similar figure of tackles per game (3.1) this season in the league, having those two players in the same side could be just what the Villans need to strengthen defensively having conceded nine goals in their six previous league games.

Moving forward, Villa should definitely try their best to sign Ndidi, who is currently valued at £54m according to Transfermarkt, this summer to add some strength to their midfield having missed out on January transfer moves for Rodrigo Bentancur and Yves Bissouma.

A defensive midfield department of McGinn and Ndidi is an attractive prospect for Gerrard’s system at Villa Park, especially as it would allow the Scotsman to drive forward a little more again.

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