Leicester City’s Nigerian midfielder Wilfred Ndidi (L) vies with Manchester United’s English striker Marcus Rashford during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Leicester City at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on August 10, 2018. / AFP PHOTO

Leicester City boss Claude Puel said he was delighted with rapid improvement and to the qualities of midfielder Wilfred Ndidi who signed a new six-year contract with the Foxes last weekend.

Ndidi joined Leicester from Genk in January 2017, and has made 62 appearances for the former Premier League champions since his arrival at the King Power Stadium.

A number of teams were said to be interested in signing the Nigerian this summer, but Leicester managed to keep him, and have since tied the midfielder to the club until the summer of 2024.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference ahead of Saturday’s trip to Southampton, Puel claimed that Ndidi is improving as a footballer all of the time.

“We forget that he is just 21. It is crazy. He is an experienced player. He wins the ball but he has got better on the ball: his control, his passes and capacity to take information and give direction,” Puel told reporters.


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