Ndidi To Bid Leicester City Farewell After Promotion To Premier League


Nigerian international Wilfred Ndidi will say his goodbyes to promotion-cashing Leicester City this summer with his contract expiring.

Ndidi has been a key player for the Foxes, who relinquished their grip on top spot in his absence recently, having taken four points from five league games not long ago, including a run of three successive defeats within that, meaning their lead at the top was completely eradicated.

They had a 17-point gap to Leeds United at one stage, and although things remain in the hands of Enzo Maresca’s side, they will be concerned with both Leeds and Ipswich in such proximity in the table and having suffered from a loss of form.

Promotion has been the aim all season, despite several Leicester’s top players departing the King Power Stadium in the summer transfer window, with Harvey Barnes and James Maddison two players in particular who were tipped to leave the club.

However, they also retained plenty of Premier League stars who had been a key part of some of their most successful ever sides in the top flight, one of which was Ndidi.

The 27-year-old was signed from Belgian side Genk for a fee of around £17 million in 2017 and has just a matter of months remaining on his deal at Leicester, having made 267 appearances for the Foxes in that time.

His role has changed somewhat under Enzo Maresca, who has utilised Ndidi in a more advanced midfield role, but it has worked out, with the Nigerian impressing in the middle of the park.

In his first 24 games of the season, he scored four collected a further six assists and established himself as a key player.