Leicester City Star Admits To ‘Laughing’ At Summer Transfer Rumours

Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has revealed that he ‘laughed at’ certain transfer rumours linking him with a move away from the King Power Stadium this summer.

The Nigeria international had been rumoured to leave the former Premier League champions during the most recent transfer window which closed three weeks ago. German outlet Kicker even claimed that Bayern Munich were interested in acquiring the player’s services.

Just days before the deadline passed, talkSPORT reported that Nottingham Forest were in the driving seat to sign Ndidi and were closing in on a deal to bring the 26-year-old to the City Ground, dealing a significant blow to Enzo Maresca.

Nevertheless, no deal came to fruition and Forest instead brought PSV Eindhoven’s midfield general Ibrahim Sangare to the club while Ndidi remained at Leicester City to try and help Maresca’s men back to the top-flight.

In a recent interview with the When You’re Smiling Podcast, Ndidi explained that he never wanted to leave the Foxes and admitted to ‘laughing’ at certain rumours [quotes via Nottinghamshire Live]:

“To be honest no because when he (Maresca) came, he tried to explain his philosophy and also the simplicity of the game and I just feel like it’s something I can actually learn from.

“I’ve been open-minded to try and learn more on his philosophy and his style of game and it’s been going well. I’m happy that I’m here.

“There’s no time that I wanted to leave. Sometimes I saw the news and I was just laughing because it wasn’t true.”

Writer’s View

The reports linking Ndidi with transfers to Nottingham Forest and Bayern Munich seemed legitimate but the player has ultimately labelled these as false.

It’s unclear whether Ndidi is just saying this to appease the Leicester City fans but unless either of his suitors comes out and confirms the rumours, it’s important to take the player at his word.

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