Leicester are reportedly concerned that Arsenal and Manchester United will try and lure midfield star Wilfred Ndidi away from the King Power Stadium this summer.
Ndidi, who has been dubbed “the new N’Golo Kante”, has been outstanding in the Leicester’s recent revival under Craig Shakespeare and that has attracted the attention of the big boys, according to a report in the Daily Mirror.
The combative central midfielder snubbed Arsenal last summer in order to join the reigning Premier League champions for £17m from Genk.
The Foxes brought in the 20-year-old as a direct replacement for the outgoing Kante and while those boots were initially tough to fill, Ndidi has really come into his own in the last month or so.
He scored only his second goal for the club in the weekend win over Stoke, as Leicester made it four wins in a row to jump to 13th in the table, prompting Shakespeare to field questions on the midfielder’s future after the game.
“Our recruitment department take a real pat on the back for that. We did a lot of homework on him and I think we were one of the first clubs, if not the first, to show an interest in him,” he said.
“I think he, and his family and agent, remembered that so we were in the driving seat. When other clubs came in for him he remembered the way we went about it first. He had other options.
“From what you’re seeing so far, we’ve got a good player on our hands.”