Leicester City Boss Craig Shakespeare has been impressed with Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi since his arrival at the Premier League side in January.
The 53-year-old manager, who took charge of the club some weeks ago, opined that the young Nigerian has a great future in the game, as no-one expected him (Ndidi) to fill the boots of N’Golo Kante, who spurred the club to lift the Premier League title last season.
Ndidi, who made the move from Belgian side Genk on a £15m deal, has made 12 appearances in all competitions for Leicester and has scored once with one assist.
“Ndidi has a huge future in the game,” Shakespeare told the club’s website on Monday.
“He is looking the part. He is a young boy but he has settled in really well. I think he has a huge future in the game.
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“There was a lot of interest in him from other clubs but he was high on the list of our recruitment team and, in the end, we did really well to get him.
“He will be a big player for us.
“I think he will be a big player for us. He is made-to-measure for this league but he is humble and his personality is suited to our football club. He is easy to manage.”
Meanwhile, Ndidi had praised Shakespeare over the recent improvement of the English champions since the sack of former Boss Claudio Ranieri.
“The new manager combines a great knowledge of the team, lessons picked up from previous matches and has his own ideas on how to set us up for the challenges we face,” he told The Sun.
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