Manchester City have completed their fifth signing of the transfer window with the acquisition of full back, Benjamin Mendy from French champions, AS Monaco.
The 23-year old completed a record £52m move, which made him the world’s most expensive defender and has also signed a five-year deal with the Etihad side.
Speaking on the move, City’s director of football Txiki Begiristain said, “Benjamin has all the qualities we are looking for in a full-back. For such a young player, he has a wealth of top-level experience. He is undoubtedly oneof the world’s best full-backs, our number one target in this position. We are all delighted to have him here at Manchester City.
I’m sure he will prove a fantastic addition to the squad.”
Mendy spoke of his delight on the move as he said, “I am absolutely delighted to be joining Manchester City. They are one of Europe’s leading Clubs and in Pep Guardiola they have a manager committed to playing attacking football.
I am sure that over the next few years we will be successful.”
Mendy who was signed by Monaco last season from Marseille was part of the Monaco team that won the Ligue 1 title last season.