Wilfred Ndidi emerges joint best tackler in EPL alongside United's Wan-Bissaka

Wilfred Ndidi emerges joint best tackler in EPL alongside United's Wan-Bissaka

- Wilfred Nidid is the joint best tackler in the Premier League for 2019-20 campaign

- The 23-year-old completed 129 successful tackles at the just concluded season

- Ndidi has been the top tackler in the English topflight division for three straight seasons

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Wilfred Ndidi finished the 2019-20 season as the joint best tackler in the English Premier League along with Man United's Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Despite not helping Leicester City finish in the top-four, the Nigerian international still has something to take home from the just-concluded season.

Since his move from Belgian top-flight side Genk in 2017, the 23-year-old has been outstanding for the Foxes in the English elite division.

Wilfred Ndidi emerge joint best tackler in EPL alongside United's Wan-Bissaka

Wilfred Ndidi emerge joint best tackler in EPL alongside United's Wan-Bissaka. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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The 23-year-old joined star topped the tacklers’ chart with 138 successes in his first season with Leicester and was named Young Player of the Year.

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The Super Eagles star increased his tackling ability to 144 beating Idrissa Gueye who had 143 and Wan-Bissaka who finished with 128 making him the first player to lead the top of tackle charts for two consecutive seasons.

Now that he completed the 2019-20 season with 129 successful tackles, Ndidi is now the first player to top this category in three straight seasons.

Leicester will be playing in the Europa League next season after finishing the Premier League season in fifth position.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Super Eagles star Wilfred Ndidi has stated that constrictive criticisms from his friends and especially his wife have made him become a better player, Complete Sports reports.

The Leicester City midfielder joined the Premier League club from Belgian Pro League club Genk in January, 2017 and has earned his place in the starting line-up.

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His impressive performances have attracted top European clubs including to Real Madrid, Chelsea and Arsenal who are all jostling for his signature.

Legit.ng also reported that Super Eagles and Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has narrated how he grew up on the streets of Lagos saying he had to help his mother sell fruits and food for them to survive.

Ndidi who moved to Europe in 2015 when he joined Belgian club side Genk stated that growing up for him was a very tough one that his family went through tough times.

The 23-year-old who currently plays for Leicester City joined the Foxes in January 2017 and has been impressive for the King Power Stadium.

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