Report: Galatasaray agree loan deal with Leicester for Mendy
Leicester City ace Nampalys Mendy is attracting interest from Galatasaray, according to Foot Mercato.
The Turkish outfit have agreed on a season-long loan deal for the Senegal international.
However, a move is still hanging in the balance, with the player’s representative confirming all parties face a race against time.
The African ace is currently on the sidelines, with a groin injury picked up before the start of the Premier League season.
He was originally signed after the Foxes sold N’Golo Kante to Chelsea in 2016.
However, the move has failed spectacularly, with injuries and inconsistencies taking their toll on the player.
He has made just 79 appearances in five years at the King Power Stadium, a sign of his struggles.
When talking about the deal, the representative said: “The two clubs are OK and Nampalys also for a loan. But the player must arrive in Dakar in the next few hours. It is, therefore, a race against time which promises to make him arrive in Istanbul before 23:59 tomorrow evening and the end of the Turkish transfer window.”
Moving on Mendy to Galatasaray would be a smart move
Replacing Kante was never going to be easy for Leicester.
However, it would be fair to say far more was expected from Mendy.
His lack of consistency and injuries have shown that despite only spending £10m, it was money wasted.
With all the options in midfield for Brendan Rodgers, it is hard to see where the 29-year-old fits in.
Hamza Choudhury, Boubakary Soumare, Youri Tielemans and Wilfried Ndidi are all ahead of Mendy.
Therefore, selling Mendy to Galatasaray would be a coup for Leicester.
It will open up a space in the squad which, in all honesty, can be given to a youngster as opposed to an injury-prone player.