Wilfred Ndidi has revealed he is “flattered” to be linked with a move to the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal this summer, but suggests he is not pursuing a move away from Leicester.
Ndidi signed for the Foxes in January 2017 for a fee in the region of £17million, and has impressed in his 101 appearances for the club in all competitions.
The midfielder is set to represent Nigeria at this summer’s Africa Cup of Nations, and speaking ahead of the tournament, Ndidi said he was “flattered” by the interest in him, the Leicester Mercury report via Goal.
I am flattered when hearing such a thing. It is very good to hear about that interest from big clubs, but there is nothing on the ground so I won’t care about it.
I am focusing on AFCON with Nigeria now, and then pre-season with Leicester City. We have a great manager with ambition to compete with big clubs in the Premier League.
Ndidi was a key figure in midfield for Leicester last season and made the highest number of tackles in the Premier League as the Foxes finished ninth.
Four potential replacements for Ndidi
Zubeldia impressed for Real Sociedad last season, and the combative 22-year-old plays in a similar style to Ndidi.
Camarasa was one of Cardiff’s standout players last season in the Premier League, and the Spaniard certainly appears to have the talent to step up to a more consistent Premier League side.
Roca is another young Spaniard who impressed in La Liga last season, making 35 league appearances for RCD Espanyol last season.
Gbamin had a fine campaign for Mainz last season, and the versatile defensive midfielder has been linked with a move to Arsenal this summer.