How Wilfred Ndidi compares to Barcelona midfielders

How Wilfred Ndidi compares to Barcelona midfielders
Wilfred Ndidi (L) of Leicester City and Noboru shimura (R) of Port FC seen in action during the training exercise between Leicester City and Port FC at Alpine Football Camp Training. Final score; Leicester City 1:0 Port FC. (Photo by Amphol Thongmueangluang / SOPA Images/Sipa USA) - Photo by Icon sport

Wilfred Ndidi, on Saturday afternoon, showed again why FC Barcelona needs a player of his calibre in their squad.

The Leicester City midfielder has been a consistent feature of the Foxes this season as they chase promotion back to the Premier League.

The Foxes are top of the Championship with three losses this term but are in a solid position with only a point separating them and second-placed Ipswich Town.

Leicester City won their 16th league game this season with a resounding 4-0 victory over Plymouth Argyle, with Wilfred Ndidi getting in on the scoring act.

The goal further cements his worth and the value he can bring to La Blaugrana, but how does he stack against the Barcelona midfielders?

How Wilfred Ndidi stacks against Barcelona midfielders

Wilfred Ndidi has one Championship goal for the Foxes
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If Barcelona should go through with their desire to bring Wilfred Ndidi to Camp Nou, he will have plenty of competition. He will compete with several midfielders who already understand the Barcelona way.

However, Barcelona midfielders have not been firing on all cylinders this term as they are some way off league leaders Real Madrid.

La Blaugrana has Oriol Romeu, Frenkie de Jong, Gavi, Pedri, Ilkay Gundogan and Fermín López as their midfielders.

Deco has always wanted a tough-tackling midfielder who can shield the defence. That is why he is interested in Wilfred Ndidi.

Having pointed that out, let's look at their stats this season and how they stack against each other.

Barcelona midfielders vs Wilfred Ndidi – the stats 2023/24

Wilfred Ndidi has played more matches than every Barcelona midfielder this term.

While a case can be made for some Barcelona players whose playing time has been limited by injuries, The Leicester City midfielder has also had his fair share, which has kept him out of some games this term.

Only Ilkay Gundogan has played more games than Wilfred Ndidi, with 15 La Liga games and five in the Champions League.

The Super Eagles midfielder, who is preparing for AFCON also has more goals and assists than Barcelona midfielders.

The form by Ndidi and some other Super Eagles players will be good news for Jose Peseiro.

Here are the stats compared to Barcelona midfielders below.

Name Matches Goals Assists Yellow Red
Oriol Romeu 13 1 3
Pedri 6 1 2
Gavi 15 2 1 5
Frenkie De Jong 10 1 4
Ilkay Gundogan 20 1 3 2
Fermín López 14 2 1 1
Wilfred Ndidi 19 4 5 2 1

This article was most recently revised and updated 7 months ago

Chooka Izuegbuna is a Sports Journalist with 20 years of experience in print, TV and Radio. He has worked with some of the top media houses in Nigeria, including NTA Network, Channels TV, TVC, Silverbird TV and MITV. Chooka broke his sports reporting teeth with The Game Football Weekly in 2003 as a cartoonist and reporter. Chooka has a passion for football and has been a fan of Enugu Rangers (over 30 years) and Real Madrid (Since 1996).