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Wilfred Ndidi pays tribute to Claudio Ranieri for giving him his chance in the Premier League

Leicester midfielder Wilfred Ndidi pays tribute to Claudio Ranieri for giving him his chance in the Premier League… with the Italian prepared to return to the King Power stadium for the first time since being axed in 2017 

  • Claudio Ranieri is about to return to Leicester for the first time since sacking in 2017
  • Wilfred Ndidi has paid tribute to the Italian who signed him earlier than his departure
  • The midfielder is cautious of Watford’s menace following their win over Man United 

Wilfred Ndidi has paid tribute to Claudio Ranieri for giving him his Premier League shot.

The midfielder was Ranieri’s ultimate signing at the Foxes when he joined from Genk for £17million in January 2017.

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The Italian returns to the King Power Stadium with Watford on Sunday, the first time he has visited as a supervisor since he was sacked in 2017, simply 9 months after successful a shock Premier League title.

Wilfred Ndidi has thanked Claudio Ranieri who signed him for the Foxes back in 2017

Wilfred Ndidi has thanked Claudio Ranieri who signed him for the Foxes again in 2017 

Ranieri is set to mark his first return to Leicester City since getting sacked by the club in 2017

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Ranieri is about to mark his first return to Leicester City since getting sacked by the membership in 2017

Ndidi has made 188 appearances for the Foxes, serving to them win the FA Cup final season, and thanked Ranieri for having religion in him.

‘I’m very grateful to him as a result of he gave me the alternative to come to Leicester and play in the Premier League for the first time,’ Ndidi stated.

‘That was a extremely essential transfer in my profession, so I’ll at all times keep in mind it. Joining Leicester City has been unbelievable for me. It’s an excellent membership.’

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The Nigeria worldwide, 24, scored in Thursday’s 3-1 Europa League win over Legia Warsaw which left the Foxes’ European future in their very own arms forward of their ultimate Group C recreation at Napoli subsequent month.

It was a welcome victory after an inconsistent Premier League marketing campaign, with the aspect having received simply twice in their final 9 video games to go away them twelfth – though simply 4 factors off the prime six.

‘It’s actually tight at the second, which makes this busy interval of video games actually essential,’ Ndidi instructed the membership’s official website. ‘For us, as a staff, that is the excellent time to flip issues round.

Ndidi is wary of Watford's threat following their 4-1 win over Manchester United last weekend

Ndidi is cautious of Watford’s menace following their 4-1 win over Manchester United final weekend

‘We’ve proven earlier than how sturdy we will be when we’ve got momentum and, if we will begin placing that collectively in the Premier League, we’ll see the advantages in the desk. We know what we’re able to and we’re striving to attain our prime stage.

‘We’re anticipating a tricky recreation however one which supplies an excellent alternative to construct confidence and choose up factors.

‘They had an excellent consequence towards Manchester United in their final recreation so we all know they are going to be feeling good however we’re enjoying at house, in entrance of our followers, and we imagine we will get the win.’

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