Everton should eye Leicester's Ndidi after reported failed Doucoure bid

Wilfred Ndidi of Nigeria tackles Ever Banega of Argentina  during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group D match between Nigeria and Argentina at Saint Petersburg Stadium on June 26, 2018 in...

Everton should consider Leicester City's Wilfred Ndidi after reportedly failing with a bid for Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure.

Wilfred Ndidi of Nigeria passes the ball during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group D match between Nigeria and Iceland at Volgograd Arena on June 22, 2018 in Volgograd, Russia.

Everton have reportedly been unsuccessful with their attempt to sign Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure.

The Toffees saw their bid of £22.1million plus £4.4million in bonuses rejected by Watford, according to RMC Sport (2:31pm, July 12).

Doucoure, 25, enjoyed a decent campaign last season in England but, if the Merseyside club are willing to splash out a near-£30million sum on a midfielder, they can surely find better.

Marco Silva’s side should consider running the rule over Leicester destroyer Wilfred Ndidi and his signature would be far more impressive than landing Doucoure this summer.

The 21-year-old is a powerhouse central midfielder who has the potential to rise right to the top and was a machine for the Foxes last season.

He is certainly built in the same mould as N'Golo Kante, with his strengths lying in tackling and interceptions, which is why a partnership alongside Idrissa Gueye at Goodison Park could be lethal.

Wilfred Ndidi of Leicester City in action during the Premier League match between Everton and Leicester City at Goodison Park on January 31, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Everton need to bring in a few high-profile additions this summer to get them back competing for the European spots and he would be a decent start.

Ndidi was a key player for Nigeria during the World Cup this summer and it could be a smart play from Silva to eye the Leicester man over Doucoure.

Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur is chased by Abdoulaye Doucoure of Watford during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Watford at Wembley Stadium on April 30, 2018...

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