Rodgers Hopeful Of Mendy Stay

Rodgers Hopeful Of Mendy Stay

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has praised Nampalys Mendy and is keen on keeping the midfielder at the club this summer. Northern Irishman Rodgers took charge at King Power Stadium in February, replacing the sacked Claude Puel, and he managed to guide the Foxes to a ninth-place finish in the Premier League this season.

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The 46-year-old is already planning for the next campaign but he could face a battle to keep hold of the likes of England international Harry Maguire and midfielder James Maddison. One player Rodgers is eager to keep hold of is Mendy, who is yet to start a game under the new manager, with the former Celtic boss praising the midfielder’s attitude over the past couple of months.

“I think (Mendy) has a future but the style change…If you play with two controlling players he is great and I think he can do the role that Wilf [Wilfred Ndidi] has been playing and do it to a high level as well, but of course, he hasn’t played so much,” he told the media.

“He is a player who has been outstanding in training. He has got on with his work and respects the position he is in, and 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.”

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