Liverpool are set to raid Leicester this summer for midfield enforcer Wilfred Ndidi.
The Nigeria international has followed in the footsteps of N’Golo Kante and is making huge strides in the Premier League.
According to the New Telegraph, the Reds have identified Kante as their primary summer transfer target.
Jurgen Klopp is looking to add steel to his midfield and Ndidi’s physical approach to the game makes him an ideal target.
The-21-year-old has completed the most tackles per 90 minutes in the Premier League this season.
It’s believed that it will take a bid in the region of £50m for Leicester to part with the former Genk man.
Former Nigeria international Etim Esin believes his compatriot can break into the Liverpool line up relatively easily.
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.”
Liverpool face Porto in their last 16 Champions League clash tomorrow night (7.45pm), 8.45pm Nigerian time.