Leicester will sign their second Nigerian player, Wilfred Ndidi in January to boolster its squad which is struggling to replicate the last season's historic feat.
The English Premier League champions signed Nigerian winger Ahmed Musa in summer. Leicester on Monday took a step closer to finalising the £15million transfer of Ndidi from Genk after he underwent a medical.
The clubs agreed the fee last month and the 19-year-old is to sign a five year contract in January once he gets clearance for a work permit. Ndidi is an athletic, defensive midfielder renowned for his stamina.
The Nigeria international has scored two goals in 23 games for Genk this season. Leicester face Bournemouth on Tuesday with Claudio Ranieri offering no guarantees of an instant return for midfielder Danny Drinkwater, who has completed a three-match ban.
‘It’s difficult to change when everything goes wrong and you see your best players not playing well,’ he said. ‘But when you win you can realise better and choose better.
‘The away form is very important because if you lose the next two matches you forget this great performance and for us it’s fundamental to get points at Bournemouth and Stoke.
‘There are two big battles to come but with these warriors I am very confident.’