Nampalys Mendy in Lens transfer and Peter Schmeichel on the move to Anderlecht, what is said about it all

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Nampalys Mendy finally found a club this summer, joining Ligue 1 club Lens. Lens are second to bottom in the top flight after four games and to get the experienced Senegal international in, probably is a good move as we all now the abilities of our former central defensive midfielder.

Kasper Schmeichel is joining Anderlect as the Danish influence grow at the Belgian club. Yesterday rumours were that also Jannik Vestergaard would be on the move to join up with his former teammate.

Mendy (31) had a bitter sweet life at Leicester being a bit on the fringe, but getting called on when you were expecting everything else, also at times being totally withdrawn from all action as well as being loaned out to his former club Nice. In total 118 cup and league games for Leicester, scoring his only goal in that massive 4-1 win vs. Spurs last season.

He jumped at a chance to start playing internationally for Senegal back in 2021 and since played 27 times for the nation. He has been a pivotal player for his new country, playing at the Qatar World Cup and also winning AFCON in 2021, being a trusted member of their first eleven under head coach Aliou Cisse. Mendy was last in action for the national team when they in a friendly played Brazil in June, sensationally winning 4-2, with Mendy in the heart of midfield.

He had a stiff competition at Leicester, but surely with what we know at this moment a player that could have started alongside Ndidi who could have been given a free role with Youri Tielemans and James Maddison also in the there, so sad to see those possible options almost never used.

Kasper Schmeichel will continue his life in football with Anderlecht, said to have turned down opportunities in England, earlier on linked with both Chelsea and Forest. This is surely a move that explains Schmeichel’s desire to play on for Denmark as well as having a first team spot and get regular first team football.


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