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Wilfred Ndidi sets to snub Man Utd, Arsenal for Leicester stay

Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi is set to snub interest from Manchester United and Arsenal to stay with Foxes, telling ESPN he has no desire to leave.

Ndidi has attracted the attention of top clubs with Manchester United said to be keenly interested in capturing the 24-year-old.

Despite speculation, Ndidi says he has no plans to leave the Foxes.

“We are doing well and I am enjoying myself here,” he told ESPN.

“I still have a contract with Leicester. I am learning and trying to improve myself every day and I am doing okay here so no need to go anywhere.”

Wilfred Ndidi praises Brendan Rogers for his development
Wilfred Ndidi praises Brendan Rogers for his development
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The Nigerian International has become a key member of Leicester City’s team and one of the best in his position in the league and he gives credit to his coach, Brendan Rogers for his development.

“No disrespect to other managers but kudos to Brendan Rodgers. He has done a lot of work on me. I remember the Chelsea game when (Mason) Mount took the ball from me and scored? That day made me a better player.


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“The manager and the staff spoke to me. They made me understand what to do better and made me take it as a habit to do certain things. But he encouraged me to continue to play my game.

“The fact that he trusts and tries to improve the players is one thing. It is very difficult for a manager to come in and then dedicate himself to improving players, getting regular one on one meetings with players to help them make improvements.

“This is professional football, some teams won’t have that time for you to do all that. Everybody just focused on the business, they’re paying you for it and expect you to do the work. But Rodgers is different, very different.”

Wilfred Ndidi joined Leicester City from Genk as a replacement for N’Golo Kante who joined Chelsea after an unlikely season which saw the Foxes winning the Premier League in 2016.

Brendan Rogers team are 3rd on the Premier League table before the season was suspended due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

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