The French international defender has become the most expensive player of all time in the defensive as he becomes Pep Guardiola’s fourth big buy
Benjamin Mendy has completed his switch from Monaco to Manchester City, with the English side paying £52 million for the left-back.
With the deal, Mendy, who turned 23 on recently, has become the most expensive defender in football history and replaces the £45m fee City paid for Kyle Walker last week that made the England player the game’s most expensive defender
The France international has signed a five-year deal with the Etihad Stadium outfit, becoming their fourth major signing of a window that has also seen them sign Benfica goalkeeper Ederson as well as Mendy’s Monaco team-mate Bernardo Silva.
Mendy, who joined Monaco last summer in a €12m deal from Marseille, helped the Stade Louis II side win the Ligue 1 title last season, creating nine goals in only 32 outings in Ligue 1 and Champions League combined. He has won five caps for France and has become renowned for his crossing over the last year.