Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Flying Eagles Star Wilfred Ndidi Joins Leicester City

Leicester City has announced Nigeria international Wilfred Ndidi has signed a five and half year contract from Belgian club KRC Genk. Leicester announced on their official website they have agreed a permanent transfer for Ndidi.

The Nigeria midfielder, 20, has agreed personal terms, undergone a medical and will sign a contract to June 2022 once a work permit has officially been granted.

He will wear City’s no.25 shirt, same number he wore at Genk. He is expected to complete the formalities of his move to Leicester City later this week.

‘The Foxes’ beat off considerable competition to secure Ndidi’s signature – the tall, combative central midfielder having won a host of admirers across Europe for his performances both in the Belgian Pro League and in the UEFA Europa League, where he helped Genk progress to this season’s knockout stages as Group F winners.

Wilfred makes the move to the Premier League after two years in Belgian football, having joined Genk on his 18th birthday following a successful trial with the club’s academy. Originally spotted playing for Nathaniel Boys in an open trial in the Nigerian city of Lagos, he started out as a central defender, before adapting superbly to a defensive midfield role.

At international level, Ndidi represented Nigeria at Under-17 and Under-20 level, before earning his first senior call-up in October 2015. He has played twice alongside City forward Ahmed Musa for the Super Eagles this season, including an appearance against an Algeria team containing Riyad Mahrez and Islam Slimani.

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