Leicester City have completed the signing of defensive midfielder Nampalys Mendy from Nice for a reported club record fee of £13million, subject to Premier League and FA approval.
The 24-year-old has put pen to paper on a four-year deal at the King Power Stadium and arrives after helping Nice to a fourth-place finish in Ligue 1 last season.
Mendy worked with Claudio Ranieri during their time together with AS Monaco and the Frenchman is delighted to be playing for him again in a league that he has been a big fan of.
“I am very happy to come to Leicester City. The team have just enjoyed a great season and it’s excellent to be here,” he told the official Leicester City website.
“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.”