Wilfred Ndidi to Reject Leicester City’s Contract Offer Amid Enzo Maresca’s Imminent Exit: Report

Wilfred Ndidi to Reject Leicester City’s Contract Offer Amid Enzo Maresca’s Imminent Exit: Report

Ero Samson
updated at May 29, 2024 at 3:13 PM
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  • Wilfred Ndidi could be on his way out of the King Power Stadium at the end of the current season
  • The 27-year-old is entering the final stages of his current deal with the EFL Championship winners
  • A report detailing how the departure of Enzo Maresca could impact Ndidi’s future has now emerged

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Wilfred Ndidi’s immediate future appears to be causing significant concerns to those in the hierarchy of the recently crowned EFL championship winners, Leicester City.

The 27-year-old, who joined the Foxes in the winter of 2017, has developed into a mainstay in the midfield of the 2015/16 Premier League champions.

With his contract at the King Power Stadium nearing its end, Ndidi is said to be attracting significant transfer interest from top clubs across Europe.

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Wilfred Ndidi with the Sky Bet Championship Trophy during the Leicester City trophy parade on May 5, 2024. Image: Plumb Images.
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However, despite reports of this widespread interest, there have been indications that Leicester City has offered the Nigerian midfielder a contract extension.

A recent report by AllNigeriaSoccer has stated Ndidi is likely to leave the club after seven years, particularly in light of the expected departure of current coach, Enzo Maresca.

Ndidi to leave Leicester because of Maresca’s exit?

According to the report, the former Genk midfielder is willing to sign a new deal with Leicester City - only if he is assured of the continuity of the 44-year-old manager.

Maresca has been linked with a move to Chelsea, with Goal reporting that an agreement for the Italian manager to take over at the Premier League club is well underway.

Ndidi, who has flourished under the Italian manager, on the other hand, is not short of suitors.

Recent reports suggest that La Liga club, Atletico Madrid, and French Ligue 1 giants, Olympique Lyon, are keen on acquiring the services of the combative Super Eagles star.

Adepoju speaks on Michael Olise

Sports Brief also previously reported that former Nigeria midfielder, Mutiu Adepoju, has spoken about the possibility of Michael Olise playing for the Super Eagles.

The Crystal Palace attacker has been linked with switching his international allegiance after snubs from the English and French national teams, respectively.

The 53-year-old stressed that the addition of Olise to the Super Eagles would be great for the newly-appointed Nigerian national team boss, Finidi George.

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Ero Samson
Samson Ero is a sports journalist with a track record of over five years in the Nigerian media industry. He graduated from Nigerian Institute of Journalism (2021-2023).