Arsenal have been tipped to sign Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi next summer by former England striker Gabriel Agbonlahor.
As reported by the Daily Mirror, Former England international turned football pundit Gabriel Agbonlahor has advised Arsenal to go in for Leicester City’s midfield mainstay Wilfred Ndidi in the next summer transfer window if they are to climb back up the Premier League ladder.
23-year-old Ndidi has grown into one of the most reliable performers for Leicester since joining the club from Genk back in January 2017. Till date, the Nigerian has made 125 appearances for the Foxes, 24 of which have come in the ongoing season, in which he has played a key role in their rise to the third spot in the Premier League table.
And Agbonlahor has insisted that Arsenal would stand to benefit majorly from signing him, as he believes Lucas Torreira does not possess enough quality to help the Gunners bring back the glory days to the club. Speaking to Stadium Astro, the former Aston Villa striker said:
“I still don’t think he’s [Torreira] the player who is going to take Arsenal to that next step. I think even Arteta will look at him and think ‘he can do a job now’ but maybe when the summer comes he might be looking for someone with more legs, someone better.
“I think he is [good] for now but it’s because probably Arteta can’t go out and buy players in January, he might have to wait until the summer. So for the players he’s got available in that squad, I think Torreira’s the best option he’s got at the moment.”
And when he was quizzed about the prospect of Arsenal signing Ndidi, Agbonlahor said: “Yeah, I think the way he’s been playing for Leicester, he’s got the legs in midfield, he can play the ball forward as well, he can win the ball back.”
Asked whether Ndidi would be open to joining Arsenal in the summer, Agbonlahor added: “Definitely. I think with the history Arsenal have got, they’re still a massive club.”
Ndidi is contracted with Leicester till the summer of 2024. While there is no denying that the Nigerian international would be a solid addition to the Arsenal midfield department, it seems a tad unlikely that he would want to switch in the summer, especially with the Foxes much better placed than Arsenal to provide Champions League football next season.