Wilfred Ndidi’s return like new signing which will propel Leicester

Wilfred Ndidi of Leicester City (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)
Wilfred Ndidi of Leicester City (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images) /
Leicester City
Wilfred Ndidi of Leicester City (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images) /

Wilfred Ndidi’s return is like a new signing which will propel Leicester City to achieve more in the 2022/23 Premier League season.

It’s been a very quiet transfer window at Leicester City leaving fans worried about what’s to come of the the upcoming term. However, a massive boost to Brendan Rogers’ squad will be the return of Wilfred Ndidi who has proved to be fundamental in the Foxes success in recent years.

Last season was full of injuries at King Power Stadium, and the 25 year old defensive midfielder was one of them, picking up a knee injury during City’s Europa Conference League clash with Rennes, causing him to miss out on the final two months of the Premier League campaign. The good news is that Ndidi is back in training with the squad and expected to be fully fit and ready for the Blue Army’s opening Premier League fixture at home to Brentford.

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Last season saw the Nigerian continue to improve his passing ability, something fans had questioned in previous seasons. However, his ability to dribble past players and twist out of some pretty tight spots is something we will be seeing again this season and I’m very happy about it. If Youri Tielemans does stay with us for one final season, the return of his midfield companion will allow him a bit more time and space to show off even more of his world-class passing ability.

So much of Leicester’s success has come from fast, counter-attacking football and having a player who can come out on top of so many breaks in play and pick the perfect pass makes for a perfect set-up, definitely something they missed during the final stages of the campaign.

Although a defensive player, Ndidi is frequently one to start attacking plays. Perfectly timing challenges, winning the ball back and finding a teammate in a second or two allows the likes of Harvey Barnes, Jamie Vardy and James Maddison to catch opponents out with a peace-filled counterattack.

Hopefully, Rogers has some surprises up his sleeve in terms of bringing in some fresh faces. But with a fully fit squad ready for the start of the 2022/23 campaign and no extra fixtures in Europe, we should be excited to watch how our team can perform.

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Set-piece defence will hopefully have been worked on, so the sheer panic felt by all at Filbert Way every time an opponent gets a corner will be reduced. LCFC won the English top-flight with a far less individually talented squad in 2016, who knows where a fully fit squad of top-class players could take us after a bit of team bonding in the French Alps.