English Premier League Champions Leicester City have snapped up Nigeria midfielder Wilfred Ndidi from Belgian side Racing Genk on a five-and-a-half-year deal subject to a work permit being granted. said on Tuesday.
Though the financial details of the deal are yet to be made public officially, media reports have mentioned a figure in the region of 15 million pounds ($18.38 million) plus a further three million of potential add-ons.
The 20-year-old has agreed personal terms, undergone a medical and will sign a contract to June 2022 once the permit comes through officially, City added on their website
Leicester, who need a replacement for N’Golo Kante after the French midfielder joined current leaders Chelsea last summer, said Ndidi was expected to complete the formalities of his move later this week.
Ndidi, who helped Genk reach the knockout stages of this season’s Europa League competition, will link up with Nigeria international forward Ahmed Musa at the Foxes.
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Leicester City who won the English title against the odds are languishing in 14th place in the league and still await their first away win of the season.
The signing of Wilfred Ndidi will definitely bring him into more international prominence and into the reckoning of the national team given that little is known about him back in Nigeria.
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