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Nigerian football star Wilfred Ndidi Open to Leaving Leicester City

Wilfred Ndidi Open to Leaving Leicester. African footballers. Wilfred Ndidi has admitted he could leave Leicester City in the off-season despite helping them secure promotion back to the Premier League. The Nigeria international was part of the Foxes team that suffered relegation to the Championship in the 2022-23 season, finishing two points adrift of safety in 18th place.

However, Leicester made a swift return to the top tier of English football by winning the Championship title, narrowly edging out Ipswich Town by two points. Ndidi played a crucial role under Enzo Maresca, contributing four goals and five assists in 32 league appearances. He missed the first 10 games of 2024 due to a thigh injury, which also sidelined him for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

Ndidi’s future remains uncertain as he enters the final two months of his contract at the King Power Stadium. Manager Maresca has stated that contract talks will only take place at the end of the campaign.
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The 27-year-old midfielder has been linked with several top-flight clubs, including Aston Villa, Newcastle, Tottenham, and West Ham, as well as overseas clubs like Barcelona, Sevilla, Fenerbahce, and Galatasaray.

Commenting on his future, Ndidi said, “If a good opportunity arises, I wouldn’t mind trying my luck elsewhere, but for now, I remain a Leicester City player.”
“Morale is high, expectations are high, and we must ensure we do not return to the Championship. It’s a tough place to play.”

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More about Wilfred Ndidi

Onyinye Wilfred Ndidi (born 16 December 1996) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for EFL Championship club Leicester City and the Nigeria national team. Renowned for his defensive prowess, Ndidi has made a significant impact on the field.

On 14 January 2015, Nath Boys Academy agreed to a €180,000 transfer deal with Genk, and Ndidi debuted in the Belgian Pro League on 31 January 2015 against Charleroi. He scored a long-range goal against Club Brugge, named the goal of the season, with the ball traveling over 111 km/h.

Ndidi debuted in Leicester City on 7 January 2017 in a 2–1 FA Cup win against Everton. On 29 December 2023, Ndidi was named in Nigeria’s squad for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations but was replaced by Alhassan Yusuf after sustaining an injury in early January 2024.