Ughelumba Gets Contract Extension At Leicester

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Leicester City have set a plan in motion for the addition of another Nigerian player to their ranks, following The Foxes offer of a new deal to promising fullback, Calvin Ughelumba.

With Wilfred Onyinyen Ndidi rated one of the club’s players over the past two seasons, while Kelechi Iheanacho picked up towards the end of last term and Ahmed Musa is on loan to CSKA Moscow of Russia, Leicester are now looking in the direction of Ughelumba with their future plans.

This follows a report that Ughelumba has been offered his first professional contract by The Foxes, and the 18-year-old left-back is one of five Nigerian players retained by the club ahead of pre-season for the 2018-2019 campaign.

Iheanacho and Ndidi will be players of Leicester City next season, but Musa is being linked with a departure from King Power Stadium before the close of the summer transfer window.

England youth international Layton Ndukwu is also retained along with 2013 FIFA U17 World Cup-winning midfielder, Habib Makanjuola and ex-Manchester City youth-team player, Edward Elewa-Ikpakwu.

However, left-back Joshua Debayo’s contract with Leicester City will come to an end on June 30, and he will depart the club as he hasn’t been offered a new deal.

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