Wilfred Ndidi joins Leicester

Leicester City have signed Nigeria midfielder Wilfred Ndidi from Belgian side Racing Genk on a five-and-a-half-year deal subject to a work permit being granted, the Premier League champions said on Tuesday. Leicester announced on their official website they have agreed a permanent transfer for Ndidi.
No financial details were given.
“Leicester City can today confirm that an agreement has been reached with KRC Genk for the permanent transfer of Wilfred Ndidi,” a Leicester statement said on Tuesday.
“He will wear City’s no.25 shirt.”
The 20-year-old has agreed personal terms, undergone a medical and will sign a contract to June 2022 once the permit comes through officially, City added on their website. He will wear City’s no.25 shirt, same number he wore at Genk.
Leicester, who need a replacement for N’Golo Kante after the French midfielder joined current leaders Chelsea last summer, said Ndidi was expected to complete the formalities of his move later this week.
Ndidi, who helped Genk reach the knockout stages of this season’s Europa League competition, will link up with Nigeria international forward Ahmed Musa at the Foxes.
The midfielder started off in Lagos, Nigeria with an amateur side Nathaniel Boys where he was spotted by Gent agents. He has since represented Nigeria at U-17 and U-20 levels, before earning his first senior call-up in October 2015.
Leicester, whose title against the odds was the stuff of fairytales, are languishing in 14th place in the league and still await their first away win of the season.