Manchester City are happy to announce the complete signing of 23-year-old Benjamin Mendy from French Ligue 1 champions AS Monaco according to report from City’s website.
The France international has signed a six-year deal with the Club and will be wearing the number 22 shirt.
In another update The Guardian reported that Manchester City signed the France international defender for a world record fee of £52m, an amount which takes Pep Guardiola’s spending to a total of £200m.
Mendy is now to join his new teammates in the USA where Pep Guardiola and his squad are preparing for their second pre-season tour game against Real Madrid in LA.
The France international was quoted by the club’s website to say “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.”
Manchester 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 one of 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.”