English Premiership

Mendy rejoins Nice from Leicester City

2017-09-01 09:09
Nampalys Mendy.(Getty Images)

Cape Town - Nampalys Mendy is looking to get his career back on track after rejoining former club Nice on a season-long loan from Leicester on transfer deadline day.

The 25-year-old midfielder was brought to the King Power Stadium as a replacement for N'Golo Kante, which saw him reunited with former Monaco manager Claudio Ranieri.

But an ankle injury sustained on his Premier League debut against Arsenal saw Mendy spend much of his first campaign for the Foxes on the sidelines, resulting in just four outings.

The former France youth international has fallen out of favour with Ranieri's successor, Craig Shakespeare, and was allowed to negotiate a return to Les Aiglons, for whom he made 121 appearances in a previous spell spanning three years. 

Mendy had initially hoped to sign for Bordeaux, but settled on a move to his former stomping ground after their interest waned.

Meanwhile Chelsea signed Foxes midfielder Danny Drinkwater, 27, on a a five-year contract in a deal reported to have cost Chelsea £35 million, which was announced two and a half hours after Thursday's transfer deadline passed.

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