Who is Evan Ndicka? The Frankfurt star who could replace Maguire at Man Utd

James Shearman 18 May 2022 15:31 CEST 3 min read
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Eintracht Frankfurt defender Evan Ndicka has won plaudits for his impressive performances for the Bundesliga side in recent seasons. 

The French central defender has reportedly courted the interest of a number of Premier League clubs, including Manchester United - potentially as a replacement for captain Harry Maguire..

The Red Devils, soon to be managed by Erik ten Hag, are in need of a rebuild of their first-team squad.

And, Ndicka is one of many names that have been linked with the club as they look to invest in younger players for the future.

What position does Ndicka play in?

Evan Ndicka plays as a left-back or as a centre-back.

How good is Ndicka?

Ndicka was initially signed by Frankfurt in 2018 for a fee believed to be around £4.95 million from Ligue 1 side Auxerre. 

The French defender settled into new manager Adi Hutter’s side with relative ease and played a predominant role in the team finishing seventh in the Bundesliga in 2018/19.

The following campaign was a little trickier for Ndicka after Hutter tasked him with filling in at left-back for much of the season and urging him to move further forward when possible - a difficult task for a traditional central defender. 

That said, he is is by no means poor on the ball and could adapt to a more ball-playing style. 

While attacking players such as Filip Kostic tend to steal the headlines, Ndicka has been just as important to the Europa League finalists and as such deserves just as much credit in this ambitious side. 

What clubs are interested in Ndicka?

Tottenham and Arsenal were interested in the defender, according to Bild, but it now looks as though Man Utd are front-runners in the race to sign the Frenchman.

Former Bundesliga head coach Ralph Hasenhuttl is also interested in bringing Ndicka to Southampton but he will be looking at clubs further up the table.

One thing that is for certain is that he is of the right age, and physical profile, to be able to adapt to the Premier League.

When does Ndicka's contract expire?

Ndicka has a contract until 2023.

How old is Ndicka?

Ndicka was born on 20 August 1999. He is 22 years of age.

What is Ndicka's height?

Ndicka is 190cm, or around 6ft 3in.

What is Ndicka's weight?

Ndicka weighs 88 kilograms, or around 14 stone.

What football boots does Ndicka wear?

Ndicka wears Puma Ultra 1.4 soccer cleats in 2021-2022.

Who is Ndicka's girlfriend?

Ndicka is not currently dating anyone publicly.