Brendan Rodgers apparently keen on reuniting with Wilfred Ndidi at Celtic

Well the transfer rumour mill will be in overdrive following the events of yesterday and the return to Paradise of Brendan Rodgers. The Irishman has once again become the highest paid manager in the club’s glorious, unbroken history and it appears that majority shareholder, Dermot Desmond, is willing to bankroll a hefty summer transfer window of spending to aid the former Hoops boss second time around.

With a rumoured £35 million said to be ready to be spent by Rodgers and the recruitment team at Celtic Park, many have already turned to the possibility of the ex-Leicester City boss reuniting with some of his former players. One name that has already did the rounds yesterday was Ghana utility man, Daniel Amartey, who proved very uself in both midfield and defence for the new Celtic gaffer when he was coaching in the Premier League.

Daniel Amartey of Leicester City and Bryan Mbeumo of Brentford battle for the ball during the Premier League match between Brentford FC and Leicester City at Gtech Community Stadium on March 18, 2023 (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

It has been reported that he will look to snap up the physical free agent and bring him to Parkhead as he sets about putting his own stamp on the team that Ange Postecoglou has assembled in the past couple of years. With a plethora of talent already at the club, some key, experienced additions in certain areas could be really what the club needs as we aim to maintain our domestic dominance and make in-roads in European football.

The latest name to appear on the radar of the Daily Mail is another former player of his who is currently under contact at the King Power Stadium, Wilfred Ndidi. Ndidi, who was likened to the imperious N’Golo Kante – who has just penned a multi-million pound contract in the Middle East – is said to be of interest to former Foxes boss Rodgers.

One thing that has been missing badly from Celtic teams for years now has been physicality – particularly in the middle of the pitch. Perhaps Rodgers has acknowledged this fact and that’s why he’s keen to grab two no-nonsense high-level performers in Daniel Amartey and Wilfred Ndidi. It would certainly add steel to this wonderful Hoops side and allow our flair players more freedom at times do strut their stuff.

Unlike Amartey though, the Nigerian, Ndidi, still has time left to run on his contract and was not that long ago linked with money-spinning moves to top European clubs. Rodgers could decide he needs a player of that profile and opt to plough in some of that war-chest into acquiring a player he knows very well.

Paul Gillespie


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  1. Amarty was getting pelters from the Leicester fans. N’didi? 😂 Maybe if his wages are halved and transfer fee is cot by about £10m.