- Full Name
- Nampalys Mendy
- Date of Birth
- 23 June 1992
- 5'6" (167cm)
- 11st 7lbs (73kg)
- Professional Debut
- 2 August 2014
Leicester City reached an agreement with OGC Nice for the transfer of Nampalys Mendy in early July, 2016.
Nampalys agreed terms on a four-year contract and is regarded as one of the most exciting prospects in France.
In 2015/16, Mendy helped guide Nice to an impressive fourth-placed finish in Ligue 1, playing in every game.
He started his career with AS Monaco, playing a key role in helping the club win promotion to Ligue 1 under former Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri during the 2012/13 campaign, before moving to Nice as a free agent that summer.
In total Mendy has appeared 200 times for Nice across three seasons, during which he helped them improve to 17th, 11th and fourth placed finishes across those campaigns – as well as Europa League qualification.
The opportunity to work with Ranieri came during a breakthrough season for Mendy who, at the age of just 20, made 36 appearances under the Italian as a resurgent Monaco won the Ligue 2 title in 2013.
Such early promise and poise earned him international recognition with France at Under-18, Under-19, Under-20 and Under-21 levels.
Mendy made his debut for the Foxes against Arsenal in August 2016, but after suffering an ankle injury, was limited to just eight appearances in 2016/17.
The Frenchman joined OGC Nice on a season-long loan in August 2017 and returned to the Club in the summer of 2018.
After returning to the Club in the summer of 2018, however, he quickly became a regular in Claude Puel's starting line-up in the Premier League.