Leicester sign Nigerian midfielder Wilfred Ndidi from Genk in £15million deal

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Ndidi joins Leicester on a 5-and-a-half-year deal (Reuters)

Leicester City have signed midfielder Wilfred Ndidi from Genk in a £15million deal.

The Nigerian international moves to the King Power on a five-and-a-half-year contract and is seen as a replacement for N’Golo Kante.

He will wear squad number 25 for the Foxes, who say they beat off ‘considerable competition’ to land the 20-year-old.

Ndidi helped Genk to progress to the last 32 of the Europa League as Group F winners and moves to the Premier League after two years in Belgium.

He won his first senior call-up for Nigeria in October 2015 having previously represented his country at Under-17 and Under-20 level.

Ndidi has played alongside new Leicester teammate Ahmed Musa for Nigeria twice already this season, including an appearance against Algeria and Riyad Mahrez.

Wilfred Ndidi

For a midfield player with a high rate of interceptions and tackles, Ndidi has yet to pick up a red card in his playing career so far.

It is a statistic he is very proud of, and he remains keen to preserve it, even in the high intensity league that is England.

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Iheanyi Igboko is a social advocate, educator and journalist/blogger; working actively in the education and human development sector. He is passionate about promoting access to quality education, increasing youth active participation and engagement, and empowering young people to develop solutions to their problems. He craves unending hopes of a better Nigeria that will meet the hopes and aspirations of her citizens; and committed to building a nation that will seamlessly harness and develop her numerous human and capital potentials.

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