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What Does Leicester City's New Signing Mean For Their Title Winning Squad?

By Conor O'Leary
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Claudio Ranieri is getting active in the transfer market. The title winning boss has strengthened his title winning squad with three new signings - although none of which would be considered the normal type of acquisitions for Premier League champions.

Joining Ron-Robert Zieler, Luis Hernandez, and Raul Uche is their fourth signing of the summer and it's rumoured to be their biggest signing yet. Defensive midfielder Nampalys Mendy joins from Nice for an undisclosed fee - assumed to be close to £12 million.

Mendy is a young French player who looks to be Ranieri's next find along the lines of a Riyad Mahrez or N'Golo Kante. Compared to Claude Makele in his past, Mendy is having a reunion with Ranieri, after the youngster played under the Leicester boss at Monaco.


Mendy is a small but tough player. Gifted at the set-piece, he's extremely clever in breaking up play, providing the discipline needed to shore up a defense and allow teammates to recover when after facing a break.

He looks to be a great signing, but seems to have a lot of the same attributes as another Leicester favourite - N'Golo Kante. What does this mean for his fellow Frenchman as the world's richest clubs are sniffing around one of the Foxes best players?

Will Kante stay? It would be hard to think so now, and Ranieri deserves praise for strengthening his squad and not wasting time in getting a quality replacement for a bargain fee.

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