Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has changed agent.
Ndidi signed with Octagon after working for German company FirstEleven International Sports Management.
Rory Rebbeck, an agent for Octagon, said on the social media platform LinkedIn that he was “delighted” to announce that Ndidi has made a commitment with his team.
He says Ndidi has “many good years to come on and off the pitch.”
Ndidi has been heavily linked with a move away from City since signing for club from Belgian team Genk in 2017.
Valued at around £ 54million according to the Transfermarkt site, Ndidi signed a six-year mega contract in 2018 that will keep him at King Power Stadium until 2024.
Manchester United and Arsenal have been credited with an interest in the Nigeria international, who started City’s first six games before sustaining a hamstring injury that kept him sidelined for the last four games.
In a boost for Brendan Rodgers, he returned to the substitutes bench for the Arsenal game last time around.
Ndidi addressed the transfer talks that surrounded him last year, telling ESPN: “We’re fine and I’m having fun here.
“I still have a contract with Leicester. I learn and try to improve myself every day and I’m doing well here so no need to go anywhere.”
Regarded by City fans as one of the best players on their squad, Rodgers believes they could not replace Ndidi, whether he leaves the club or is injured.
“It’s impossible to find what we have,” Rodgers said of the 24-year-old.
“We have good players, but especially the work he does to break the game and just his overall defense and in the box he is irreplaceable for us.
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“We have a number of other good players, we just have to find a different way. As I said earlier in the season, it’s also part of the interest of bringing (Boubakary) Soumaré into the squad, because he gives us that physique. But Wilf is a truly unique and fabulous player.