Defender Mendy Joins Manchester City in Record Breaking DealFeatured, Latest News, Sports Monday, July 24th, 2017
BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Having completed his transfer from Monaco to Manchester City for £52m, Benjamin Mendy is now the world’s most expensive defender.
Mendy signed a five-year deal with the City.
The 23-year-old France left-back has is City’s fifth major signing of the summer and jerked up their spending to over £200m.
Manchester City Director of Football Txiki Begiristain admitted Mendy ”is undoubtedly one of the world’s best full-backs, our number one target in this position”.
The defender played 34 times for Monaco last season and helped them to their first Ligue 1 title in 17 years after joining them from Marseille last summer.
He is the Premier League club’s fifth major signing of the summer following the recruitment of England right-back Kyle Walker for £45m, plus a potential £5m of add-ons.
Others are: Portugal Midfielder Bernardo Silva (£43m); Brazilian keeper Ederson Moraes (£35m) and defender Danilo from Real Madrid (£26.5m).
It would be recalled that the City have sold their left-back Aleksandar Kolarov to Roma for £4.5m.
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