Brendan Rodgers- Ndidi not Replaceable

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WITH growing interest coming from Manchester United and Arsenal to price away midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers is blissed with the Nigerian return.

Rodgers says he’s relieved that the King Power side defensive midfielder is back. ‘Ndidi has many great years ahead on and off the field.’

Ndidi have been credited with an interest in the Nigeria international, who started City’s first six matches before picking up a hamstring injury that kept him out of the last four games.

Ndidi has been heavily linked with a move away from City since he signed for the club from Belgian side Genk back in 2017.

Valued at around £54 million according to website Transfermarkt, Ndidi signed a mega six-year contract in 2018 that will keep him at the King Power Stadium until 2024.

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Rated by City fans as one of the best players in their side, Rodgers reckons that they could not replace Ndidi whether he leaves the club or is out injured.

“It’s impossible to find what we have,” Rodgers said of the 24 year-old.

“We’ve got good players, but specifically the job he does in breaking up play and just his overall defending and in the box, he’s irreplaceable for us.

“We have a number of other good players, we just need to find a different way. That’s also part of the point, as I said earlier in the season, for bringing (Boubakary) Soumare into the squad, because he gives us that physicality. But Wilf’s a really unique and fabulous player.”

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