Premier League champions Leicester City have announced the signing of Nice defensive midfielder Nampalys Mendy on a four-year-deal.
The 24-year-old will become the Foxes’ third signing of the summer following the arrival of Ron-Robert Zieler and Luis Hernandez.
The Frenchman has previously played for Claudio Ranieri at Monaco and is deemed an exciting prospect within French football.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Mendy expressed his delight at joining the champions, saying: “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.”
The signing will no doubt draw further rumours about N’Golo Kante’s future with a number of big clubs including Chelsea and Real Madrid leading the race for his signature.