The chances of Nigerian international Wilfred Ndidi playing for another club anytime soon has gotten slimmer as the midfielder opted to sign a new six-year deal with Leicester City at the weekend.
Ndidi is obviously less bothered about trying out life at another club having expressed great delight at the new deal that would keep him at the King Power Stadium till 2024
Speaking to LCFC.com, Ndidi said: “I’m very happy to sign this contract with Leicester City. I have enjoyed every moment of my time with the Football Club, so I’m thrilled to be here for six more years. Together with my team-mates and our wonderful supporters, I hope we can look forward to many more fantastic moments.”
In the 18 months since his arrival from Belgian side Genk, Ndidi, 21, has developed into one of the Premier League’s most exciting talents as well as a key member of Leicester City’s first team squad.
The Nigeria international, who represented his country at this summer’s FIFA World Cup in Russia, has played over 60 times for the Foxes and has been named the Club’s Young Player of the Year in each of the last two campaigns.
Just two days after joining Leicester City, Ndidi made his debut away at Everton in a 2-1 victory for the Foxes at Goodison Park.
The following season Ndidi enjoyed another impressive campaign in which he made 33 appearances in the Premier League.
He won more tackles than any other player in the division and was once again given the Club’s Young Player of the Year Award as the team earned a ninth-place finish.
The other Nigerian at Leicester City, Kelechi Iheanacho has only spent a year in his five-year contract with the Foxes.