May 16, 2024

The most recent speculations suggest that Leicester City may lose attacker Kelechi Iheanacho and midfielder Wilfred Ndidi when the January transfer market opens.

Ndidi was among the few stars who remained at the King Power Stadium following the team’s drop from the Premier League the previous year, but it looks like the Foxes may be losing the midfield player come wintertime.

Leicester City could lose their star player in the middle of the park for nothing in a few months as the 26-year-old’s contract expires at the end of the current campaign. Nonetheless, according to TeamTalk, Ndidi may receive bids in January from Brentford, Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa, and Newcastle United.

The former Premier League champions are stuck in the same situation with Ndidi’s compatriot Iheanacho. The former Manchester City man is wanted by a number of clubs in the top tier and was even linked with a switch to Crystal Palace during the summer, although a move never materialised.

As star striker Ivan Toney could leave Brentford in January, Iheanacho is now a top-striker option for the Bees.

TeamTalk have claimed that Leicester City head coach Enzo Maresca is keen to hold onto the pair and the club have even initiated contract talks with the two players, ‘but there has been no breakthrough’ yet.

Ndidi’s market value is currently estimated by Transfermarkt to be £15.6 million, down from £31.6 million in the summer. Iheanacho’s value is reportedly the same, making the combined value of the two players £41.2 million.

possible perspective

There’s a good chance that both players depart in January because Leicester City might lose both of them for free at the end of the campaign if the Foxes are unable to sign new contracts. In this manner, the board is able to get some money back for their Nigerian players.

To deal with the likely exits of these two important players, Leicester must find some replacements immediately. Losing these players could cause the wheels to come off a bit.

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