Transfer Deadline: Liverpool Contemplates Ndidi Move, Salah’s Departure Likely

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By Daniel Edu

Liverpool Football Club is reportedly considering recruiting Nigerian talent Wilfried Ndidi to bolster their midfield under Jurgen Klopp’s leadership at Anfield.

As the transfer window deadline approaches, Liverpool aims to reinforce their midfield options. Having already welcomed Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai, and more recently, Wataru Endō this summer, the club may now be eyeing the acquisition of 26-year-old defensive midfielder Ndidi.

The Independent UK suggests that “Wilfried Ndidi could come under consideration, given that relegated Leicester City is open to negotiations during the final days of the transfer window.”

In a separate development, former Premier League midfielder Jan Aage Fjortoft has indicated that Mohamed Salah is likely to depart from Liverpool before this week’s transfer deadline, according to the Daily Mail.

Despite Al-Ittihad, a Saudi Pro League club, expressing keen interest in Salah, Liverpool remains reluctant to part ways with the star player. The Saudi Arabian champions are determined to secure Salah’s signature and are reportedly offering an exceptionally lucrative deal that would make him the highest-paid player in the country.

On Wednesday, Fjortoft tweeted, “I understand that Salah is likely to leave Liverpool this week.”

“The financial offer to both the player and the club is simply astounding,” he noted on X, previously known as Twitter.

He added, “The complication also arises from the fact that the transfer window in Saudi Arabia closes on September 7th (as indicated on the Saudi FA site—though other sources suggest September 20th).”

Fjortoft, now a reporter, is considered an insider by some due to his connections with the Premier League and Erling Haaland. However, he has had past inaccuracies, such as wrongly asserting that Kylian Mbappé would depart Paris Saint-Germain this summer and that Jude Bellingham was eager to return to England after leaving Borussia Dortmund.

Despite his mixed track record, Fjortoft’s credibility persists among some circles. This is evidenced by Al-Ittihad’s persistent pursuit of Mohamed Salah. The Saudi Arabian club seems prepared to go to great lengths to secure the signing of the Egyptian forward.

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