We don’t want to lose him again – Rodgers update on Ndidi
Wilfred Ndidi has not recuperated fully on an injury he picked up late January, but Leicester City manager has confirmed that the Nigeria international is nearing a return.
The combative midfielder picked up an injury in training ahead of the Leicester City’s Carabao Cup semi-final first-leg tie against Aston Villa.
His manager Brendan Rodgers, then said that the former Genk player would only be out for 3-4 weeks, but Ndidi came back ahead of time to later suffer a setback.
Meanwhile, ahead of Friday’s visit to Carrow Road, Rodgers has revealed that the 23-year-old is now back in training with the rest of the squad at Belvoir Drive.
“Wilf Ndidi has been training so we’ll see how he is on Friday,” the Leicester City manager said.
“But if he’s not right for this week we’ll look for next week, which is good news for us. We have to be cautious. We don’t want to lose him again. When he came back it was deemed he was fit and he felt good, but he had a slight reaction, so we just wanted to be sure he was right.
“We need to give it that period of time. When we feel it’s the right time, we’ll bring him back in for a really important part of the season for us.”
Best defensive midfielder Ndidi will fit at Manchester City – Sunday Oliseh
Ndidi’s remarkable form has earned him plaudits, as 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 believes that his countryman deserves 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.”
Since moving to England with Leicester City, Ndidi has appeared in 125 games and scored 8 goals for the Foxes.
The former Nigeria 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.
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