BARCELONA are reportedly sniffing around the Championship and identifying a new target for next summer.
The Catalan giants have left fans confused over reports that they are interested in signing Wilfred Ndidi from Leicester City.
Accordingly SPORTSBarcelona are keeping an eye on the Nigerian midfielder and are considering an approach in the summer when he will be a free agent.
Ndidi’s current contract with the Foxes expires in June 2024, when Barca could sign him on a free transfer.
The La Liga team has struggled to balance its finances in recent seasons and has come up with the option of signing players without a transfer fee.
Although the potential deal appears to be a shrewd acquisition, fans were shocked at the idea that Barcelona could plunder the Championship for midfield reinforcements.
One fan shared on social media: “Masters of free transfers, Barcelona scouts are looking for players with only one year left on their contracts.”
Another seemed perplexed that Barcelona were after Ndidi, simply asking: “Barcelona??”
A free deal for Ndidi would be seen as a win for the club, who were valued at £70m in recent years, according to SPORT, when they contacted Leicester about a deal.
And they would beat out some strong competition for his signature, with Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid and Juventus all reportedly considering a move for the 26-year-old.
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The former Genk player has been a regular in the Leicester team this season and has already made an impressive start.
He has scored three goals and provided one assist in his ten appearances in all competitions this season.