The Citizens have completed the signing of Benjamin Mendy for £52m, making him the world’s most expensive defender, SportBrief has learned.
By SportBrief Reporter
Manchester City are certainly not shy of splashing the cash in this transfer window that’s for sure.
The Noisy Neighbors have acquired 23-year-old France left-back Mendy for a mouth-watering £52m on a five-year deal with the club.
Mendy is City’s fifth major signing of the summer and takes their spending to more than £200m with the club becoming the first in the premier league to spend that much money in a single transfer window.
“He is undoubtedly one of the world’s best full-backs, our number one target in this position,” said director of football Txiki Begiristain.
Mendy 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.
The full back becomes City’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, Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva (£43m), Brazilian keeper Ederson Moraes (£35m) and defender Danilo from Real Madrid (£26.5m).
They have sold left-back Aleksandar Kolarov, 31, to Roma for £4.5m.