Nobody expected them to stay on top of the world, but nobody also expected N’Golo Kanté’s departure to have such a drastic impact on Leicester City either. Daniel Amartey, Bartosz Kapustka, and Nampalys Mendy were all promising purchases bought in 2016, in some extent to replace Kanté, and yet Andy King is still starting games for the English champions. We’re nearly at the halfway point in the Premier League season, and yet Leicester are hovering just three points above the relegation zone. Enter: Wilfred Ndidi. Having just turned 20, Ndidi is expected to not only steer this sinking ship clear of the relegation zone, but to also defeat Jorge Sampaoli’s Sevilla in the Champions League round of 16. The ball-winning controller is already a regular for Nigeria, and he is liable to score quite a few golazos on his day. His versatility has allowed him to play across the back four for the Super Eagles, but it seems like he’ll be brought in as the partner to Danny Drinkwater. For €18M, Leicester are bringing in a bulky passer with good stamina, a few goals in his locker, and a shield that is desperately needed for Leicester’s defense. A repeat of the 2015-16 dream season is no longer a reality for the Foxes, right now, Ndidi needs to awaken Leicester from this nightmare and steer them to safety.
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