Town snap up Arnaud Mendy
The Town have added to their squad ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup tie at Cambridge United by signing Guinea-Bissau international midfielder Arnaud Mendy from Macclesfield Town.
The 6ft 3in 22-year-old central midfielder has signed on loan with a view to permanent deal in the January transfer window.
Born in Evreux in France, the imposing and all-action midfield man started his professional career with Rouen as a teenager before heading to England to sign for Derby County in 2008.
Mendy made one appearance for the Rams during his time at Pride Park and also enjoyed loan spells at Grimsby and League One side Tranmere in 2010/11.
However, at the end of the 2010/11 campaign he was released by the Rams and joined Macclesfield where he scored three goals in 33 appearances last term as the Cheshire club were relegated from League 2. It’s well worth checking out his goal against Bolton in the FA Cup on YouTube.
Renowned for his passing, tackling and ability to shoot from distance, Mendy has found the target twice already this season for the Silkmen prior to joining the Town in time for Saturday’s trip to Cambridge United – subject to the necessary paperwork being completed in time.
He will wear squad number 14.
On his latest capture boss Paul Buckle told lutontown.co.uk: “Anyone who saw our game against Macclesfield at Kenilworth Road earlier in the season will remember what an excellent performance Arnaud put in despite being on the losing side.
“He holds a great presence in the middle of the park, he can pass and shoot and isn’t afraid to get stuck in.
“Arnaud is the kind of player who can get games by the scruff of the neck and make things happen. His range of passing his frightening.”
Furthermore, both the Hatters and Macclesfield have also confirmed that John Paul Kissock will join the Silkmen permanently in January. The 22-year-old has spent the last three months on-loan at Moss Rose.
An exclusive interview with Arnaud will be available on Hatters Player later today.