Renewing his contract with Leicester City until 2023 in August of last year, Nampalys Mendy seemed to think he had a future with the Foxes.
However, summer signings appear to have since limited his game time, and the 29-year-old is now stuck at the King Power Stadium, limited to just 31 minutes in the EFL Cup with the first-team this season.
It’s not something he wants to continue, and he made that clear to the Senegalese media on Sunday evening in quotes relayed by APS.
He said: “In club, it’s normal, it’s logical, I’d like to leave. I hope it will get done, but I need to be patient”.
Arriving in a £14m deal from OGC Nice back in 2016 to try and fill the gap left by the sale of N’Golo Kanté to Chelsea, the defensive midfielder never managed to impose himself at Leicester.
He even returned on loan to the Ligue 1 side for the 2017-18 season, but that didn’t really help his prospects, as he has only made 80 appearances for the Foxes in the five years he has been contracted to them.
An exit seems extremely likely, but Leicester first have to find someone who wants to buy him, or at least loan him for the rest of the campaign, since his contract doesn’t expire until 2023.