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Nigerian midfielder Wilfred Ndidi

Leicester have taken a step closer to finalising the £15million transfer of Ndidi from Genk after he underwent a medical, the UK’s Daily Mail reports.

Both clubs agreed the fee last month and the 19-year-old is to sign a five year contract in January once he gets clearance for a work permit.

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Joins another Nigerian

The deal would see Ndidi team up with fellow Nigerian and Super Eagles vice captain Ahmed Musa at the King Power stadium.

He is an athletic, defensive midfielder renowned for his stamina.

The Nigeria international has scored two goals in 23 games for Genk this season.

Leicester face Bournemouth on Tuesday with Claudio Ranieri offering no guarantees of an instant return for midfielder Danny Drinkwater, who has completed a three-match ban.

‘It’s difficult to change when everything goes wrong and you see your best players not playing well,’ he said. ‘But when you win you can realise better and choose better

‘The away form is very important because if you lose the next two matches you forget this great performance and for us it’s fundamental to get points at Bournemouth and Stoke.

‘There are two big battles to come but with these warriors I am very confident.’