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Three special things that have seen the rise of Nigeria sensational midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi

Talented Leicester midfielder has earned a massive reputation in the round leather game and it has led to his services been sought after by many clubs in Europe.

He’s grown by the day as his gameplay and form speak for him at the moment.

He’s now a prized asset for Leicester City as well as for Nigeria’s Super Eagles as a move looks possible for the player in the days ahead.

With his growing reputation both at the club and at the international level, we evaluate three special factors that have seen the rise of the player, Wilfred Ndidi.

Move To The Premier League

Wilfred Ndidi has been a revelation since bursting into the Nigerian scene. He signed for the Belgian side at a young age of 19 as a proof of his immense talent.

Despite being converted from a central defender to a defensive midfielder, his performance kept on improving, thus earning a move to EPL side, Leicester City.

The move really brought Ndidi to the limelight, especially as he began to command first team shirt at his English club.

And this was despite some adaptive worries which is likened to a player moving to a different League like that of the English topflight.

Ndidi has carved a niche for himself at Leicester and has gone on to become a renowned player at the club and beyond, all thanks to his move to EPL from the Belgian side RC Genk.

His Comparison With N’Golo Kante

It’s a difficult reference to avoid as though both players are all in a class of their own. While Kante has gone ahead of the Ndidi in the profession, Ndidi could be likened to be following in Kante’s


footsteps as the latter seems to portray similar qualities at Leicester with the former.

It has to earn Ndidi a place among the best players in his position as the case may be. He’s narrowed the line between him and Kante in the process.

And he has been linked to other top clubs as a proof of his contribution in recent times at the King Power Stadium.

How well he performs as from now would be in view (likened) from Kante’s standpoint following the Frenchman’s exploits in past seasons, of which had brought him and Ndidi to the forefront for recognition at this moment in time.

His Impressive Performance

Ndidi has exploded to life in the Leicester shirt as we have seen since his move to join the Foxes. It has seen him become midfield dynamite even within the Nigerian midfield region.

He’s thrived in central areas along with former Nigeria skipper John Obi Mikel and Galatasaray’s new (loan) recruit Oghenekaro Etebo.

With the departure of Mikel Obi in the Nigerian midfield, he has firmly taken responsibility while producing exceptional performances alongside Joe Aribo in midfield.

He’s linking up well with wantaway midfielder, James Maddison at Leicester as much as showing his positional versatility when deployed recently in the heart of the defence by Leicester manager, Brendan Rodgers.

His tackles and work rate has improved by virtue of his maturity while having an amazing interest in breaking up the attack of the opposition in aplomb without necessarily committing himself to a booking.

That’s how good he’s been as his form and repute continue to rise on the field of play, thus leading to interest from top sides like

Manchester United and Barcelona in essence.

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