- Match Analysis
Wilfred Ndidi joined Leicester City as a replacement for N’Golo Kante and has filled his shoes perfectly. He has already become Premier’s league top tackler this season and has attracted interest from top European clubs including Arsenal.
Arsenal have shown interest in the Nigeria International and Wenger wants to bring him this summer. A source close to Ndidi told The Sun: “There has been so much interest in him.
“He is going to be a top player and Arsenal have been in contact. They want to sign him this summer.
“Arsene Wenger is a manager he admires a lot and his friend Alex Iwobi has told him lots of great things about the club.
“But there is no shortage of offers. Liverpool have shown strong interest and United.
But Ndidi has admitted that he is not thinking about the future and wants to stay at Leicester as long as possible. He told The Sun: “I don’t think about this,”
“Any move to a bigger club will take care of itself if I keep doing my thing.”
In fact, Ndidi sees a bright future for City under Claude Puel and believes the club can qualify for the Champions League once again.
“Claude is always making sure everyone knows what their target is and what we have to do,” Ndidi said. “As quiet as he is, he knows what he is doing.
“He is not just talking to us on the pitch, after the game we have to know what mistakes we made and what we should’ve done.
“Anything is possible with Leicester, even qualifying for the Champions League again. Why not? We won the league, so anything is achievable in the minds of the players.”
Ndidi has made 129 successful tackles in the Premier League season, considerably more than his closest challenger for the top tackler title, Everton’s Idrissa Gueye (101), and more than former City star N’Golo Kante (89).
Ndidi joined Leicester City from Genk for a fee around £18 million in January 2017.