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DONE DEAL: Leicester sign Kante replacement

Leicester City have completed the signing of Nice midfielder Nampalys Mendy on a four-year deal.

The 24-year old has joined the Premier League champions for around £13million, and is likely to replace fellow Frenchman N’Golo Kante who is set to leave the club this summer, with Chelsea, Juventus and Manchester United keen to sign the midfielder.

Upon joining Leicester, 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.

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.

Mendy played under Ranieri during their time together at Monaco, and becomes the clubs third signing of the summer, following the arrivals of Ron-Robert Zieler and Luis Hernandez, as Leicester build a squad that is hopefully able to compete in both the Premier League and Champions League next season.

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