The latest on Wilfred Ndidi's Leicester future amid transfer interest

After seven years at Leicester, it looks like midfielder Wilfred Ndidi's time at the club is coming to an end with his contract expiring at the end of the season. The Nigerian played a vital role during Enzo Maresca’s promotion side contributing four goals and five assists in 34 games despite being injured in early January.
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This season Ndidi played a different role for the Foxes as a more advanced midfielder, instead of being the sitter and the holding player we’re used to seeing. The latter role made him such a vital part of Brendan Rodgers’ side which was in and around Europe.

Amidst his contract coming to its end at the end of June, there has been interest in both England and across the continent. Turkish giants Galatasaray are the latest club reported to be interested in Ndidi on a free transfer, reported by Italian journalist Matteo Moretto. With Galatasaray offering Ndidi a three-year deal and I’m sure more lucrative wages than what LCFC can offer in their uncertain financial situation.

Team Talk have linked Wilfred Ndidi with Premier League side Everton; Toffees funds are limited this summer with the point deductions they received last season. Ndidi being a free agent and possibly joining Leicester’s relegation battling rivals next season isn't ideal. As we saw two campaigns ago when the Foxes did go down, it was them and Everton essentially battling it out for the last safety position on the final day of 2022/23. 

Closer to home, Rob Tanner and The Athletic report that Maresca wanted to keep Ndidi and extend his contract at the King Power. However now things are seen as uncertain with the ex-Genk man wanting to explore his options and wishing to speak to the new gaffer before making any decision. 

During his seven year career in the east Midlands, Wilfred Ndidi has been a key player for any manager that has come in. If his future is to remain at Leicester, his family is settled and he is someone who enjoys what the city can offer him. Whether the new boss is Graham Potter, Carlos Corberán or Steve Cooper, the former have a vital part to play in their teams. Whether it is in a box to box position or as a destroyer in the middle.