Leicester complete third signing

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  • Post published:July 4, 2016

Leicester City has confirmed the signing of midfielder Nampalys Mendy from French side Nice.

The 24-year-old has agreed to a four-year contract with the Foxes subject to Premier League and FA approval, reports the Leicester City website.

Mendy will become the Foxes third signing of the summer following the arrivals of Ron-Robert Zieler and Luis Hernandez.

The French midfielder insists that he is relishing the chance to make his presence know in the Premier League, since completing a move to the English champions.

‘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 said.

The midfielder previously worked with Ranieri during his breakthrough season at Monaco at the age of 20, where he made 36 appearances under the Italian, winning the Ligue 2 title in 2013.

‘I know the coach (Claudio Ranieri), I know his mentality and I know his philosophy. When he speaks it’s direct and clear and for me I like this,’ he added.

Mendy was regarded as one of the most exciting prospects in France and has guided Nice to an impressive fourth-placed finish in Ligue 1, playing in all 38 games.

The former Monaco midfielder has made a total of 200 appearances for Nice during his three years at the club, during which he helped them improve to 17th, 11th, and fourth-placed finishes across those campaigns, as well as qualifying for Europa League qualification.

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