Former Bolton defender Mendy was strongly linked with the Barclays Premier League newcomers after leaving Paris St Germain as a free agent and had previously worked with Tigers coach Phil Brown during a season-long spell at the Reebok Stadium.
"The sporting project is ambitious and interesting," Mendy told L´Equipe shortly before the club announced the signing. "I´m happy to go back to England. And above all I´ll be meeting up again with Phil Brown, who was the assistant coach at Bolton when PSG loaned me out there. That counted a lot."
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