The midfielder has signed a two-year extension as Leicester continue their preparations for the new season.
Nampalys Mendy Extends Leicester City Stay
Mendy Rewarded With New Contract
Mendy’s contract initially expired at the end of June but the Frenchman had agreed to a short term deal to see out the 2019/20 season. His performances on the pitch and training have impressed Leicester enough to offer him a new deal.
He helped Leicester to a fifth-place finish in the Premier League thereby helping them secure Europa League football for the new season. His four years at Leicester have seen injuries and form of other players limit his playing time. However, he is a player Brendan Rodgers really likes, and hopes can play a big role when the new season gets underway.
Speaking to the Leicester City website about Mendy’s contract extension, manager Brendan Rodgers said: “I’ve enjoyed working with Papy since I arrived at Leicester City.
“The more I’ve seen of him, the more impressed I’ve been, so I’m delighted he’s extended his deal with the Club as he has an important role to play.
“To have someone with his experience, quality and maturity is a big boost for us, especially with European football next season.
“He’s been first class for me. And has played very well every time he’s featured, so I’m delighted that he’s committed to continuing to be part of what we’re trying to build at Leicester City.”
Mendy Needs to Deliver on the Pitch
The midfielder has struggled to make a sustained impression on the pitch flattering to deceive on several occasions. However, Leicester offering him a new deal shows their commitment and confidence in him.
His game time should increase in the new season with Leicester set to compete in four competitions. Mendy could be an important player should he recapture the performances he produced at OGC Nice.
He needs to kick on now and prove why Leicester gave him a new deal.