Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, has revealed that former Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel, was his footballing idol while growing up.
Ndidi started his career in Europe as a central defender and was occasionally deployed as a fullback, before he was converted into a central midfielder three years ago.
Mikel Obi, during his time with Chelsea, won two Premier League titles, a UEFA Champions League and three FA Cups.
Speaking to Leicester City’s official website, Ndidi said: “Growing up, I saw Jon Obi Mikel at Chelsea and I always liked him. I’ve met him and played with him.
“My first feeling, when I came to the national team, the first time I saw him it was my debut in the qualifiers and I actually came on for him. It was a great memory for me.
“Being in the training camp with him, he’s a lovely guy and he’s great with everyone. He’s a great captain for the team.”