Brendan Rodgers has given his thoughts on Nampalys Mendy’s Leicester City future ahead of the summer transfer window, according to the Leicester Mercury.
Mendy has not started a game under the Northern Irishman but he apparently has a future at the King Power Stadium beyond the end of the transfer window.
Rodgers said: “I really like him. I think he has been unfortunate. It is all down to styles. I tend to play with one controlling defensive type player. Recently in some of the bigger games I have gone for two but even Hamza Choudhury has been playing more advanced.
“Papy is more of a holding player similar in the mould to Wilf, whereas Hamza can go and play further up. He gives us that pressing element. I think (Mendy) has a future. He is a player who has been outstanding in training. I am sure there would be interest in him, but our plan is to keep what we have and look to add some more quality.”
Mendy could well be an able backup to Wilfried Ndidi but playing the pair together earlier in the season didn’t really work for Claude Puel.
There are more enterprising and exciting players in the Leicester ranks, but all it’ll take is a couple of injuries and Mendy could get a chance to shine.
Mendy was brought in to replace N’Golo Kante and was never going to be able to fill the breach but he should be encouraged by Rodgers’s words.