Ndidi, Cheick Tiote Named in Top 6 African Defensive Midfielders in The Premier League

Ndidi, Cheick Tiote Named in Top 6 African Defensive Midfielders in The Premier League

Super Eagles star Wilfred Ndidi has made the list of top and most impressive defensive midfielders in the Premier League following his superb performances for Leicester City.

Last year when Leicester City won the FA Cup beating Premier League rivals Chelsea in the final, Wilfred Ndidi played an important role to help his side lift the trophy.

Injury problems have slowed him down slightly and not least last season, but Ndidi’s defensive qualities should still make him an attractive prospect for Europe’s biggest clubs.

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It will be recalled that injury also made Wilfred Ndidi not to be part of the Super Eagles squad that faced Ghana in two-legged battles for the 2022 World Cup play-offs.

According to the report on GOAL, Ndidi and five other African players were picked as the best defensive midfielders in the Premier League.

Here is the list below

1. Wilfred Ndidi

2. Idrissa Gueye

3. Mohamed Diame

4. Cheikhou Kouyate

5. Youssouf Mulumbu

6. Cheick Tiote

Meanwhile, Wilfred Ndidi is currently recuperating and the Nigerian is expected to be part of the Super Eagles squad in December for the 2023 AFCON qualifiers.

Nottingham Forest ready to smash transfer record to sign Super Eagles striker

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Super Eagles striker, Taiwo Awoniyi could be set for a return to the English Premier League as newly-promoted Nottingham Forest are on the verge of completing a deal for the forward.

Forest has entered an advanced stage of negotiation with the Union Berlin striker who scored a total of 15 league goals for the Bundesliga outfit last season.

Forest who are returning to the Premier League for the first time in 23 years are willing to shatter the club’s transfer record to sign the Nigerian striker.

The Reds are ready to pay £17.5 million for Awoniyi, eclipsing their previous club transfer record of £13.5 million paid on Joao Carvalho back in 2018-19.

Awoniyi will be Nottingham Forest first summer signing when the deal is completed as The Reds seek to strengthen their squad ahead of the 2022/23 season.

Source: SportsBrief.com