Best DM Ndidi would fit at Man City – Oliseh
Wilfred Ndidi has is the best defensive midfielder, according to Sunday Oliseh.
The former Super Eagles coach and captain tipped Wilfred Ndidi to fit in at Manchester City.
Since making a £17 million move from Genk to Leicester City in 2017, Ndidi has twice emerged as the player with the most tackle won in the English Premier (143 in 2018-19) and (138 in 2017-18).
This season, the 23-year-old currently sits third with 86 tackles won, behind Manchester United Aaron Wan Bisaka (88) and fellow clubmate Ricardo Pereira (106).
Ndidi’s remarkable form has earned him plaudits – as last month, former Aston Villa forward Gabriel Agbonlahor said the Nigerian midfielder was what Arsenal need in the middle of the park and not Lucas Torreira.
Oliseh on his part believed that his countryman deserved a move away from Leicester City.
While highlighting qualities that stood Ndidi out, Oliseh branded the former Genk midfielder as the best defensive midfielder in the last half a decade.
“The point is that in the past three or four years, maybe five, he has been the best midfielder we have,” Oliseh told Brila.“And he has not just been the best we needed to run with, he has been the best we have.
“When you see him doing what he’s doing in a club that is average; with all due respect, like Leicester, imagine what Ndidi will do if he was playing at Manchester City.
“He is the man that is not so tall like me, but look at the heart, he has a big heart.”
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Since moving to England with Leicester City, Ndidi has appeared in 125 games and scored 8 goals for the Foxes.
Ndidi, a former junior international has appeared in 35 games for the Super Eagles – with appearances at the 2018 FIFA World Cup and 2019 African Cup of Nations.
According to ex-Super Eagles international Celestine Babayaro, Ndidi “Is Super Eagles most consistent player.
Furthermore, Babayaro said Ndidi’s consistency should put him in line to take on Nigeria’s captain armband.
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