Former Leicester City star Steve Howey insists that Wilfred Ndidi will only leave the club for a huge fee this summer.
The midfielder has been linked with a potential move to Manchester United this summer as they look to bring in defensive midfield reinforcements.
Ndidi has emerged as a star during his time with the Foxes, with the 24-year-old making a total of 178 appearances for the club throughout his stay.
He is tied to a lenghy contract that runs until 2024 and he is valued at £54m by Transfermarkt.
The Nigeria international would be a hugely expensive acquisition for United but Howey believes that Leicester would be able to effectively replace him because of how “shrewd” they are in the transfer window.
Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, Howey said: “Of course, if Ndidi did go, they’d be looking for big money. Knowing Leicester and how shrewd they are, and the manager is, they’d probably pick up two or three players who again, we’ll turn around in a season or two and go ‘wow, where’s he come from?’”
Ndidi primarily operates as a defensive midfielder but also has the ability to play in defence, and has done previously during his time at the club, per Transfermarkt.