Reports have been suggesting that Leicester City’s French midfield man Papy Mendy may be heading out of the door, until now.
When N’golo Kante was sold to Chelsea for a fraction of his true value, Leicester City looked to Papy Mendy to replace him. The Frenchman is still there, trying his best. And, maybe, he will now get another chance at being the first choice defensive-midfielder for the Foxes.
It is widely claimed that former Foxes boss Claude Puel is interested in bringing Mendy back to France with his current side Saint Etienne. Puel was looking like getting his man, especially with the Frenchman’s contract rapidly expiring.
Not to mention the fact that present Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers stated quite clearly that he believes Mendy will move clubs in order to obtain more game-time than the former can offer at King Power Stadium.
Transfer brakedown for Leicester City man?
However, earlier in the week HITC carried a story from French sports media which suggests Mendy’s wages could scupper his transfer to St. Etienne. Udinese and Trabzonspor are supposedly also interested in purchasing the former OGC Nice athlete.
Meanwhile back at Leicester City, the East Midlanders extended all deals ending in June to help finish the campaign. Then, on Wednesday, the Foxes played two thought to be simultaneous friendly matches against Aston Villa. One taking place at Villa Park and the other at the ground on Filbert Way.
Mendy started one of the games; this may be a third indication that the 27-year-old might sign new terms at Leicester, following the negotiations apparently ending with the Ligue 1 team and his current extended deal. Although, Mendy will still probably be third in the pecking order behind the undoubtedly world-class Wilfred Ndidi, as well as quality academy graduate Hamza Choudhury.