Nottingham Forest have now presented an opening offer to Leicester City to sign defensive midfielder Wilfred Ndidi this summer. The Reds are hoping a deal can be struck before the transfer window closes on Friday.

According to Fabrizio Romano, the Reds have now stepped up their efforts to sign the player. Forest are going to push ahead with a deal after being left frustrated in their attempt to sign other defensive midfielders.

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Ndidi has struggled with injury problems in the past but he is now back to full fitness. The 26-year-old has been with Leicester since 2017 when he joined in the January transfer window from Belgian outfit Genk.

The defensive midfielder has played in all four of Leicester’s games in the Championship this season. He also scored as Leicester defeated Burton Albion in the first round of the Carabao Cup and last night against Tranmere in the second round.

In total, Ndidi has made 242 appearances for the Foxes, scoring 12 goals and claiming 12 assists for the club. He’s also been capped 51 times by Nigeria and has played alongside Taiwo Awoniyi previously.

Forest make first offer to sign Ndidi

This wouldn’t be a popular signing for the Leicester City fan base. It’s no secret that they love to hate Forest and it won’t go down well that Ndidi apparently wants the move.

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Brendan Rodgers was a huge fan of Ndidi when he was at Leicester. He called him ‘incredible’ for his efforts and last season the player won more tackles than Ryan Yates in the Premier League.

Forest would be getting themselves a player who still has bags of good years left ahead of him with this deal. Ndidi knows the Premier League and he’d definitely be capable of adding something to the ranks.

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