Thursday night’s rather shocking decision to sack Claudio Ranieri has put Leicester in the limelight once again, but this time for the wrong reason.
While a few people felt the decision justifiable considering the club’s struggles in the Premier League, many felt the Italian manager should have been given the chance to see the season through following last season’s exploits.
Of course, the players also have themselves to blame, at least the ones who were picked regularly by Ranieri over the course of the season, something that doesn’t really apply to summer signing Nampalys Mendy.
Seen as many as the replacement for the departing N’Golo Kanté despite their differences in style, the French defensive midfielder has only made four Premier League appearances this season, admittedly missing a few months with ankle injury.
Still, when fit, Ranieri appeared to prefer either January signing Wilfred Ndidi or Daniel Amartey to secure the midfield, leaving the 24-year-old either out of the squad or on the bench.
So when Le10 Sport reported as an exclusive on Thursday that Mendy could be on the lookout for a summer transfer to get more game time, it didn’t really come as a surprise.
The French website report that a few club from both Spain and Germany have already started trying to obtain some information about his situation, while a return to France and Ligue 1 shouldn’t be excluded altogether either.
This, however, could easily all change if the next manager feels Mendy is the right man for his midfield.
Let’s see what happens in the next few weeks first.