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Eintracht Frankfurt could be forced to sell Evan Ndicka for just £12 million this summer, with Arsenal and Liverpool interested in the talented centre-half, according to BILD.

While the 20-year-old Frenchman did not quite live up to expectations during a difficult second season with the Eagles, a slight drop in standards could actually benefit his suitors – and there is no shortage of those.

“Evan Ndicka may not have had a season that was not as good as the year before, but he still played well at the back,” Frankfurt coach Adi Hutter told Kicker last week, translated by SGE4Ever.

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The numbers, however, do not do the Paris-born powerhouse many favours. Frankfurt conceded 60 goals in just 34 games with their defensive instability costing them a place in the Europa League.

Ndicka, meanwhile, found himself stuck on the bench more often than he would have liked, paying the price for some error-strewn displays.

Though absolutely no one will be writing off a fresh-faced centre-half on the back of a few blips.

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Sky claimed in March that Liverpool and Arsenal have been watching the France U21 international closely, while Ndicka was also linked with Southampton and Tottenham by the same publication a few weeks later.

Even if 2019/20 was far from a stellar season for Ndicka or Frankfurt as a whole, a reduced price-tag could make the Bundesliga youngster one of the most coveted defenders on the market.

After all, it is not often you can sign a defensive talent of this ilk for £68 million less than Manchester United paid for Harry Maguire.

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