Racing Club de Lens announced on Monday evening the free transfer signing of Senegalese midfielder Nampalys Mendy, who has committed to a two-year contract with the French club.

Having been without a club since departing from Leicester at the end of the previous season, as the English club was relegated to the Championship, Nampalys Mendy won’t remain unemployed for long.

The Senegalese midfielder has found a new home at RC Lens, signing a two-year deal with the Ligue 1 side.

Mendy had his first training with the club this morning, the club announced through a post on their social media platforms.

Having come through the ranks at Monaco, Nampalys Mendy made a name for himself in Ligue 1 before showcasing his skills at OGC Nice from 2013 to 2016. His outstanding performances quickly caught the attention of the then-English champions, Leicester, who successfully secured the midfielder.

After one season with the Foxes, Mendy returned to Nice on loan for the 2017-2018 season. Subsequently, he played a crucial role in Leicester’s team, but last season saw the club relegated to the Championship, opening up new opportunities for the 2021 African champion.

“Nampalys’ signing as a free agent adds depth to our midfield. A product of Ligue 1, a consistent performer in the Premier League, and a key player for the Senegal national team, Nampalys combines experience and leadership,” explained Arnaud Pouille, the General Manager of Racing Club de Lens.