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Leicester City have completed the signing of Nampalys Mendy from Nice on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
Having already welcomed Luis Hernandez and Ron-Robert Zieler to the King Power Stadium since the summer transfer window opened, 24-year-old Mendy arrives to beef up the club's midfield options.
The Frenchman helped Nice to finish fourth in Ligue Un last campaign and is very much looking forward to the challenge the Premier League will pose.
“I am very happy to come to Leicester City," he said. "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 [Mendy played for Claudio Ranieri when the pair were at Monaco], I know his mentality and I know his philosophy. When he speaks it’s direct and clear and for me I like this.”
The signing will raise fresh doubts over the future of N'Golo Kante with the France international the subject of much transfer speculation having enjoyed a spectacular first season in English football.
Real Madrid, Paris St-Germain and Arsenal have all been credited with an interest in activating Kante'e release clause which is believed to be around the £20m mark, an absolute bargain based on his consistent displays which helped drive the Foxes to the unlikeliest of league titles.