Official: City Make Pep's Next Signing Most Expensive Defender
Official: Manchester City Make Pep Guardiola's Next Signing Most Expensive Defender
Manchester City have taken their spending to €241 million (R3.6 billion) for the window, making their latest official signing the world's most expensive defender.
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Left back Benjamin Mendy has joined the Citizens on a five-year deal from Monaco, for a fee believed to be €58 million (R876 million), as announced by the club on Monday.
"I am absolutely delighted to be joining Manchester City," Mendy said via the Citizens' official website.
"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."
City's Director of Football, Txiki Begiristain, added: "Benjamin has all the qualities we are looking for in a fullback. For such a young player, he has a wealth of top-level experience.
"He is undoubtedly one of the world's best fullbacks, 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."
The 23-year-old, who was reportedly Guardiola's main target for the left-back position, is the Spaniard's sixth signing of this window.
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