Why leaving Former EPL Champions Isn’t An option for Super Eagles Midfielder This Summer

Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi continues to attract interests from top clubs in Europe due to his consistent display of excellence this season.

Since joining Leicester City from Genk in 2017, the combative ball-winning Nigerian has grown up to become one of the best defensive midfielders in the world.

Judging by his defensive stats before the three-month Coronavirus-enforced break in March, he was arguably the most important player in Brendan Rodgers setup.

The 23-year-old has featured in all the two league matches played by the King Power outfit since the restart of the world’s most-watched league two weeks ago.

Though the third-place Premier League side are yet to record their first victory since the restart, Ndidi’s importance in the team was obviously seen against Watford and Brighton.

His consistent show of brilliance has reportedly captured Manchester United, Barcelona and PSG’s interests as the trio are in search of a quality ball-winning midfielder this summer.

United are longtime admirer of the 183cm-tall star and Solskjaer is set to reignite interest in him as replacement for aging Nemanja Matic.

However, the question is — should the Nigerian star consider dumping the King Power Stadium for any of his reported suitor?

No —at least for now— as it could be difficult for him to break into any of the team’s starting lineup anytime soon.

Joining the side from Old Trafford means he will have to contend with Paul Pogba, Scott Mctominay, Fred and Nemanja Matic(if he still remains at the club beyond this summer) for a place in Solskjaer’s lineup next season.

The competition at Santiago Bernabeu (Real Madrid) and Parc Des Princes (PSG) are equally going to be tough — and he might fail to reach his full potential at any of the two clubs.

As much as leaving Leicester City for Manchester United, Real Madrid or PSG appears as an upward trajectory in the player’s career, this summer isn’t just the time for that.

He should take his time to see the players who will leaving or joining the his suitors before deciding whether to end his ties with Leicester or remain with them till the end of his contract in 2024.

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