Leicester City was without its star defensive midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, for the final stages of last season through injury. The Nigerian international underwent knee surgery after he sustained an injury in the Foxes’ UEFA Europa Conference League Round of 16 clash against Rennes in March.
According to a report from Leicester Mercury, Ndidi and Ryan Bertrand have been rehabbing during this offseason in order to make a return for the 2022/23 campaign. Ndidi has worked with Elite Sports Performance fitness coach, Chris Bowman, in the United Arab Emirates to prepare for the squad’s return to training at Seagrave on June 27.
Leicester’s defensive midfielder played just 19 games in the Premier League last season and missed LCFC’s final 16 games in all competitions. The Blue Army will be eager for Ndidi to make a comeback to the side as the Foxes look to make a return to Europe after a disappointing 2021/22 season.
Ndidi’s work rate and aerial ability will be a massive asset for Brendan Rodgers after what was a poor season defensively from the Foxes. With Youri Tielemans’ future at the club still up in the air, the 25-year-old’s recovery would be vital for Leicester City’s midfield.
If the Belgian midfielder does depart Filbert Way this summer, Rodgers would most likely utilise a midfield three consisting of Ndidi, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall and James Maddison, with the Nigerian playing in a deeper role than the others.
The East Midlands side is yet to make its first foray into the transfer market. However, LCFC has been linked with a number of players and the Blue Army can expect plenty of action coming in and out of the club.
The King Power side is expected to make moves for a new right-winger, centre-back, as well as make Ademola Lookman’s loan deal permanent. However, the Foxes may need to sell first in order to make any signings this window, with Leicester not being in the position to be able to spend large sums of money.