Leicester City find Kanté replacement

The Foxes 2016/17 Premier League season has been a polar opposite of last years fairy-tale so far. 

Despite holding onto the majority of their Premier League winning stars, the loss of N’Golo Kanté to Chelsea has left a whole in Leicester’s midfield.

The Frenchman is a tireless workhorse that became notorious for his interceptions and ground covered last season.

Finally Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri has found a man to fill the void. 19 year old Wilfred Ndidi has agreed to join the Foxes from Genk for £15m.

The Nigerian international’s playing style has been compared to Kanté, and could make the difference to Leicester’s roller-coaster season.

‘He is Kante-like,’ former Genk boss Alex McLeish told the Daily Mirror.

“He will cover the ground like Kante does. In terms of technique, you wouldn’t say he is the best passer in the world but he keeps it simple.”

“I saw him on tape and at the next recruitment meeting we pushed the button. I immediately saw the speed of the boy.”


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Ari Charilaou