Following recent rumours that Manchester United are interested in acquiring Nigerian midfielder Wilfred Ndidi in January, former Wimbledon striker John Fashanu feels Ndidi is ready to make the big switch to Old Trafford.
Ndidi has been linked with a transfer to Old Trafford on multiple occasions.
Brazilians Fred and Nemanja Matic have underwhelmed this season, while Frenchman Paul Pogba is expected to go on a free transfer next summer, with Real Madrid or Barcelona as probable destinations.
According to rumors, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would pursue the Nigerian in the January transfer window as part of his attempt to bolster the team.
Speaking with The PUNCH, Fashanu said United’s keen interest in the Nigerian is a sign that the 24-year-old had what it took to play for the Red Devils.
He said, “United have watched him (Ndidi) for years and people need to know that they are one of the best and the richest clubs in the world. They can buy whoever they want instantly, the fact that they’ve been watching him for two seasons means he wasn’t ready to make the big step at the Old Trafford back then.
“Now that they are going for him, it shows that they are convinced that he is ready to make the big move. They now believe in him and are ready to give him a chance.”