Wed 15 May 2024, 16:00 · Ash Harrison

'I won't mind': Reported Newcastle target has paved the way for a summer move with his latest comments

'I won't mind': Reported Newcastle target has paved the way for a summer move with his latest comments
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Newcastle United's free-agent shopping spree could be set to continue with the Magpies keen on recently promoted midfielder.

It was recently reported that Newcastle were keeping tabs on Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi's contract situation with the 27-year-old Nigerian set to become a free agent this summer.

Newcastle are already working on free agent deals for Lloyd Kelly and Tosin Adarabioyo to shore up the defence, and could be tempted to add a third to the mix with the defensive midfielder still yet to commit his future to Leicester.

The Foxes gained promotion back to the Premier League at the first time of asking which will be an incentive for Ndidi to re-sign, but with Newcastle and Aston Villa interested in offering him a deal, he could be tempted to move elsewhere.

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Wilfred Ndidi is still unsure about his future

Ndidi is open to remaining at Leicester but not closed off to a move either

In fact, Ndidi has said as much himself in an interview with Complete Sports, he left the door open for other clubs to swoop in.

“It is good to be back to the Premier League after being relegated and struggling back to EPL is actually something we don’t want to go back to again.

“I think morale is high, expectation is high, we have to ensure we do not return to the Championship. It’s a tough place to play.

“If a good chance comes, I won’t mind trying my luck elsewhere but for now I remain a Leicester City player.”

Ndidi could be one of three strong free signings this summer

Ndidi hasn't completely shut the door on remaining at Leicester, but you'd imagine if Newcastle or Villa came in for him, it would be hard for him to resist.

Newcastle are keen to add a defensive midfielder to the ranks as this season has proved that the gap between the middle and the back is too vast, especially without Joelinton in the side.

Ndidi would definitely be a good signing on a free and like Kelly and Adarabioyo, his signing could plug gaps in the squad without a huge outlay of funds leaving more in the pot for a 'statement' signing.