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Nigeria midfielder Wilfred Ndidi signs for Leicester City

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Leicester City have signed defensive midfielder Wilfred Ndidi for a reported £15m from Belgian side Genk.

The 20-year-old Nigeria international completed his move on Thursday after a work permit was approved, signing a five-and-a-half-year deal.

Ndidi has already trained with the squad and could make his debut in Saturday’s FA Cup third-round tie at Everton (15:00 GMT).
Welcomed by Claudio Ranieri and the City squad, Ndidi took part in his maiden training session and revealed just how much he enjoyed the tempo it was played at.

“I feel good. My team-mates are nice people and they have welcomed me, so I’m happy,” Ndidi said
“I try to win the balls for the team – that is one of my main attributes. I have to achieve a lot here.”

Ndidi helped Genk finish top of their Europa League group to secure their place in the knockout stages of this season’s competition.

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