Wilfred Ndidi: La Liga Giants Reportedly Reject Opportunity to Sign Super Eagles Star From Leicester

Wilfred Ndidi: La Liga Giants Reportedly Reject Opportunity to Sign Super Eagles Star From Leicester

Raphael Abiola
updated at May 28, 2024 at 11:26 AM
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  • Wilfred Ndidi is set to leave Leicester City after earning promotion back to the Premier League
  • The Nigerian international was linked with a summer move to Spanish giants on a free transfer
  • The former Genk star is yet to make a major decision on his future amid links with top clubs

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Super Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, has missed out on the opportunity to play in the Spanish La Liga, as a Madrid-based club reportedly turned down the chance to sign the Nigerian.

The Nigerian international is set to leave the Foxes this summer after failing to reach a new contract agreement with the club.

A number of top teams are interested in signing the Super Eagles star on a free transfer, but he is yet to decide on his future.

Wilfred Ndidi reacts during the EFL Championship match between Leicester City and Norwich City at The King Power Stadium on April 1, 2024. Photo: Copa.
Wilfred Ndidi reacts during the EFL Championship match between Leicester City and Norwich City at The King Power Stadium on April 1, 2024. Photo: Copa.
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According to a report by AS, as per All Nigeria Soccer, Atletico Madrid are said to have turned down the chance to sign Ndidi for free this summer.

Reports have it that the La Liga giants prefer Danish midfielder Pierre-Emile Højbjerg to the Nigerian international, while Tottenham manager, Ange Postecoglou, does not seem to be interested in keeping the former Southampton star.

With Los Rojiblancos rejecting Ndidi, he's left with other suitors, such as Aston Villa, Barcelona, Newcastle United, Tottenham, and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The former Genk midfielder's performance in the EFL championship this season drew the attention of many top clubs.

Chelsea-bound Enzo Maresca gave the Nigerian freedom in midfield and had arguably his best season for the Foxes. He bagged six goals alongside six assists in 36 appearances in all competitions.

Ndidi warns Super Eagles must beat Bafana

Sports Brief earlier reported that Ndidi believes that the 2026 World Cup qualifiers against South Africa and Benin are must-win games for the Super Eagles.

After picking just two points from their first two opening games against Lesotho and Zimbabwe, the three-time AFCON champions run the risk of missing out on football’s biggest competition for the second consecutive tournament.

Ndidi, who serves as the Super Eagles vice-captain, noted that the players are eager to return to winning ways when they tackle Bafana Bafana and the Squirrels in June.

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Raphael Abiola
Raphael Abiola is a Nigerian Sports Journalist with over five years of experience. He obtained a B.Tech degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, in 2015.