Ndidi open to Leicester exit

Ndidi open to Leicester exit
Leicester City's Wilfred Ndidi (left) and Bristol City's Matty James battle for the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match at the King Power Stadium, Leicester. Picture date: Saturday September 23, 2023.

by Staff Reporter

Thursday May 16, 2024. 13:00

Wilfred Ndidi has admitted he could leave Leicester in the off-season despite helping them secure promotion back to the Premier League at the first attempt.

The Nigeria international was part of the Foxes team that suffered relegation to the Championship in 2022-23 after finishing two points adrift of safety in 18th place.

However, the East Midlands outfit pipped Ipswich to the title by two points to make a swift return to the top tier of English football, with Ndidi playing a crucial role for Enzo Maresca’s side.

The 27-year-old midfielder contributed four goals and five assists in 32 league appearances, having missed 10 games at the start of 2024 due to a thigh injury which sidelined him for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

Ndidi is facing an uncertain future as he has entered the final two months of his contract at the King Power Stadium and Maresca stated that talks will only take place at the end of the campaign.

The former Genk man has been linked with top-flight clubs Aston Villa, Newcastle, Tottenham and West Ham as well as 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.

“It is good to be back in the Premier League after being relegated. Struggling back to the EPL is something we don’t want to experience again.

“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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