Leicester new boy Ndidi, new Yaya Toure, not Kante - Genk coach

By Daily Sports on January 3, 2017

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Former Genk coach Peter Maes, who has described Leicester City-bound Wilfred Ndidi, has said the Nigeria international could best be compared to Manchester City’s Yaya Toure.

The Premier League champions are set to splash on the Nigeria star as they hope to replace the highly influential N’Golo Kante, who in the summer moved to Chelsea.

However, Maes, who was recently fired as Genk coach, has maintained Ndidi could best be compared to Ivorian star Yaya and he could go on to be a world beater.

"Ndidi can be compared to Yaya Toure," Maes said of the midfielder.

"He should become a top player."

Ndidi initially played as a centre-half, but his versatility saw him deployed as a full-back under the guidance of Alex McLeish.

Maes, who replaced the Scotsman in the summer of 2015, decided that the Nigerian's talents would be of greater use in midfield, largely because he had the lung power to keep running for 90 minutes.

The change of position proved an instant success: Ndidi became one of the best defensive midfielders in Belgium, adding more and more to his game with each passing week.

An eye for goal was soon discovered: his incredible volley in the 4-2 win over Club Brugge was one of the strikes of the season, while he also earned plaudits for a low drive in the 5-2 demolition of Anderlecht. (mtnfootball.com)

Photo shows Wilfred Ndidi

Source Daily Sports

Posted January 3, 2017


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