Belgian club Genk have insisted Nigeria international Wilfred Ndidi is not for sale and they will therefore not be considering any offer for the player including the reported one from Premier League club Watford.
Watford are reported to be ready to fork out six million pounds for former Nath Boys of Lagos ace Ndidi, but we have confirmed now that the transfer will not go through.
A source close to Ndidi informed: “Genk need Ndidi for the new season and they have made it very clear the player is not for sale.
“They do not have an immediate replacement for him and have already made some good money from selling some of their top stars and that should be that that for this window.
“Both the club and player are now focused on a Europa League qualifiers later this month.”
On July 14, Genk welcome the overall winners of the first round qualifying match between Rabotnicki from Macedonia and Buducnost Podgorica from Montenegro with the return leg a week later.
Genk have proved their resolve to keep the defender-turned-defensive midfielder when they rejected a six million Euros bid from German Bundesliga side Hamburg in January.
Former Nigeria U17 and U20 star Ndidi has been a super bargain buy for the Belgian club and still has two more years left on his contract after he signed a three and a half year deal in January 2015 after he had turned 18 the previous month.