The rise of Leicester City star Wilfred Ndidi has lead to talks about the Nigerian being a like for like replacement for departed Leicester star N’Golo Kante, who is now at Chelsea.
However former Chelsea ace and legend Celestine Babayaro believes the 20 year old has a lot in similarity with Manchester City star Yaya Toure than Kante, as there is more to him than winning back possession.
” There’s a large difference in the way he plays and that of Kante probably similarities in terms of winning duels, but aerially Ndidi is better and a little bit more assured in position and very good at trying his luck from range.
” He is a bit like Patrick Viera but not so much, but he looks every inch like Toure in his prime, leggy, strong and shoots a lot, Toure was like that while at Monaco”, Babayaro told Owngoalnigeria.com.
” Ndidi has improved a lot in the last few months. His ability on and off the ball has greatly improved in England. Most people doubted him but I never did.
* Daniel Martins