Monaco's Mendy Completes Record Man City Move
English Premier League club Manchester City have announced the signing of left back Benjamin Mendy from French side Monaco.
Mendy signed a mega five-year contract which is believed to be Manchester City’s record deal.
The France player, who joined Monaco from Marseille last summer, agreed a deal reported to be worth a record 52 million (58 million euros, $67 million) for a defender.
"I am absolutely delighted to be joining Manchester City," Mendy said. "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."
The 23-year-old will link up with his new teammates in the United States where Pep Guardiola's side are preparing for their second pre-season tour game against Real Madrid in Los Angeles.
Guardiola was desperate to add Mendy to his full-back options after releasing Gael Clichy, Bacary Sagna and Pablo Zabaleta this summer, but City's original 44.5 million ($55.7 million, 49.7 million euros) offer was rejected.
The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss had already lured Tottenham's England right-back Kyle Walker to Etihad Stadium in a deal which could be worth up to 54 million ($70.1 million, 60.1 million euros) and Monaco wanted a similar amount for Mendy.
Mendy becomes City's fifth major signing of the summer and takes their spending to more than 200m (223 million euros, $260 million).
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