Tuesday 6 December 2016

With Chelsea sniffing around N'Golo Kante, Leicester sign another French midfield powerhouse

Published 03/07/2016 | 13:22

Leicester have signed central midfielder Nampalys Mendy from Nice for an undisclosed fee
Leicester have signed central midfielder Nampalys Mendy from Nice for an undisclosed fee

Leicester have signed former France Under-21 midfielder Nampalys Mendy from Nice on a four-year deal.

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The 24-year-old helped Nice secure a fourth-place finish in Ligue 1 last season and becomes the Foxes' third signing of the summer for an undisclosed fee.

The Premier League champions have already welcomed Ron-Robert Zieler and Luis Hernandez to the club and Mendy is looking forward to joining the ranks.

Speaking to the club's official website, Mendy said: "I am very happy to come to Leicester City. The team have just enjoyed a great season and it's excellent to be here.

"For me I want to play at this level. I like the Premier League and I follow every match. It's fast and physical and I want to impose myself on the league."

Mendy, signed for an undisclosed fee, worked under Claudio Ranieri during a spell with Monaco and is keen to renew his relationship with the Leicester manager.

He added: "I know the coach, I know his mentality and I know his philosophy. When he speaks it's direct and clear and for me I like this."

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