Leicester City has officially confirmed an agreement between the Foxes and KRC Genk for the permanent transfer of Nigerian midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi.
According to Leicester City website, the Nigerian international 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.”
The Foxes said they beat off considerable competition to secure the signature of Ndidi – “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”.
Ndidi was part of the Nigerian youth setup during his time at Nathaniel Boys of Lagos.
While playing the African U-17 Championship with Nigeria, he was excluded along with two other players from the competition as a precaution, following an MRI test that showed he was just slightly above the threshold.
Notwithstanding, he joined up with his teammates in the U-20 team the following year, forming the bedrock of the midfield.
He was called up to the Senior Nigeria national football team on October 8, 2015. Made his debut in the friendly game against DR Congo, and played again a few days days later in the 3-0 win against Cameroon, when he replaced John Obi Mikel in the 63rd minute.
He was selected by Nigeria for their 35-man provisional squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Ndidi is expected to complete the formalities of his move to Leicester City later this week.