Former Nigerian international Etim Esin says that Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi will be joining Liverpool this summer.

Reports from Nigeria earlier this week claimed the Foxes midfielder is a target for Jurgen Klopp and that the Reds are willing to pay upwards of £50million to get him.

Liverpool, who are likely to to lose Emre Can in the summer, are already looking for midfield additions and it looks like Ndidi is in their plans.

The 21-year-old only joined Leicester in January 2017 for a fee of around £17m but, if reports are to believed, Liverpool are willing to pay around three times that amount to sign him.

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Esin, a former Nigerian international told The New Telegraph that he expects his fellow countryman to move to Anfield this summer.

He said:

I can’t remember the last time we had a Nigerian in Liverpool apart from Victor Moses’ brief stint there. This is going to be a fantastic move for him and I think his transfer fee is likely going to go up because it could happen shortly after the World Cup. Ndidi has been doing well at Leicester; he is regarded as one of the best midfielders in the EPL now and should command that kind of transfer. I don’t think he will struggle at Liverpool, he is a player made for big club like that and with the role he plays, there is no way he will be sitting on the bench there. He’s certainly not going to be like Kelechi Iheanacho who moved to Leicester to become an option to Jamie Vardy; I see Ndidi walking straight into that Liverpool’s side.

Esin seems very confident that Ndidi will be joining the Reds in the summer. Time will tell if he’s correct.