The Nigerian midfielder enjoyed a fantastic campaign for the Foxes yet again, culminating in a Cup triumph in May
Wilfred Ndidi has reached his highest market value of N30 billion (€60 million), making him the fifth most expensive defensive midfielder in the world, as per Transfermarkt.
Formerly on a career-high valuation of €50 million, Ndidi’s transfer value enjoyed a 20 per cent increase of €10 million, following his consistent displays for Leicester City.
The Super Eagles midfield-enforcer was his dominating self as he helped the Foxes finish just outside of the UEFA Champions League spots.
The former Genk man was also instrumental to the Foxes lifting the FA Cup at Wembley in May, the club’s first FA Cup win.
The market value update that Transfermarkt carried out on Tuesday also sees the Nigerian international valued more than Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk.
After a season blighted by injuries, the Liverpool centre-back’s market-worth dropped by 21 per cent (€15 million) to sit at a new estimated value of €55 million.
Ndidi’s skyrocketing values will be music to the ears of his bosses at Leicester City, with the club likely to reap in millions should potential suitors decide to firm up their interest in the midfielder.
The Foxes signed the 24-year-old for just over €17 million four and a half years ago from Belgian side KRC Genk.
Ndidi is currently with the Super Eagles squad getting ready to trade tackles with Cameroon in an international friendly in Austria.