Why Wilfred Ndidi won’t be allowed to join Chelsea: Leicester opinion

Mason Mount of Chelsea, Wilfred Ndidi of Leicester City (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Mason Mount of Chelsea, Wilfred Ndidi of Leicester City (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) /

It’s very unlikely Leicester City would accept any non-ridiculous offers for Wilfred Ndidi. Chelsea buying him from the Foxes is even less likely.

OK, let’s get started on the latest unrealistic Leicester City transfer rumour: star Fox Wilfred Ndidi has been linked with a move away from the Foxes this week, with Real Madrid labelled as potential suitors. And now Chelsea are credited with an interest in the Nigerian alongside Los Blancos.

However, Foxes of Leicester believes Ndidi will not be sold to Chelsea for a whole host of reasons. The story first appeared in the Spanish press, as per TEAMTalk. And an element of the article seemed immediately conspicuous as being unbelievable. A supposed value of the talented defensive-midfielder of ‘no more than €40 million’; in all honesty, twice as much as that would probably be laughed at by King Power bosses.

There is also the small matter – no pun intended – of footballing genius N’golo Kante remaining at Chelsea, meaning that the Pensioners don’t even need Ndidi. With no concrete expectations that the Frenchman will leave Stamford Bridge before 2020/21. Frank Lampard has also said that Jorginho, who is of a similar role, is not for sale.

Additionally, the Leicester City owners were said to be dismayed at losing Kante to Chelsea due to a £32m release clause. Realistically, the East Midlanders could have demanded three times that amount without a stipulation in their original deal. Therefore Foxes of Leicester can’t envisage them selling their exceptional replacement, Ndidi, to the same Premier League rival side.

FoL fully anticipates the Nigeria international to still be on Filbert Way come next season. Unless a silly amount is offered by a hugely influential club.

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In other updates, it has also been prevalent in the news that no further positive tests for coronavirus have been recorded in the latest round of Premier League testing. This is great news for health reasons, of course, whilst bolstering the June 17 return of the English top-flight.