Evan Ndika is headed to AS Roma.
European soccer transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano wrote on his social media account on the 13th (KST), “Ndika is going to Roma as a free agent (FA). His contract runs until June 2028. He is traveling to Rome with his agent to undergo a medical.” He didn’t forget his signature phrase, “Here We Go,” which is used when a signing is confirmed.토토사이트
The Frenchman is a quality center back. At 6-foot-2, he has solid physicality and the athleticism of an African. He has excellent delivery and is good at man-to-man marking and clearing. He is a rare left-footed center back in modern soccer, which is increasing his value, and his build-up play has attracted interest from many big clubs.
He grew up in the French league and made his senior debut. He made his debut for AJ Oxer in the 2016-17 season when he was just 17 years old. After that, she headed to Germany. Frankfurt, who had already recognized Ndika’s potential, approached him and snapped him up for a transfer fee of €5.5 million.
His potential was unleashed. Despite the change of scenery, Ndika adapted quickly. In his first year, he scored one goal and provided two assists in 36 appearances, including a cup run, to establish himself as Frankfurt’s “first-choice” center back. Since then, he has consistently played over 30 games each season, anchoring the team’s defense.
Last season was the pinnacle. Ndika started 32 games in the league alone, scoring four goals and providing four assists, an impressive amount of attacking points for a center back. He also played 11 games in the UEFA Europa League (UEL), helping his team win the competition.
This attracted the attention of many clubs. Tottenham Hotspur was one of them. The Spurs, who have been looking to strengthen their center backs, considered signing Ndika. Manchester United were also interested in Ndika as a backup in case they failed to sign Kim Min-jae, and Napoli were also monitoring the player’s situation given his departure.
However, Ndika’s destination was Rome. José Mourinho had been keeping tabs on the player, and Ndika answered the call.