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Official: City Make Pep's Next Signing Most Expensive Defender

Official: Manchester City Make Pep Guardiola's Next Signing Most Expensive Defender

By David Kappel - Jul 24, 2017 02:20 PM @kappilinho

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.

Click through the mini-gallery above to see the most expensive defenders in history, according to Transfemakt.

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."

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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.

Do you think Mendy is a good signing for City? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Bucs nation Joined: 06 Dec 2010
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Bucs nation Jul 26, 2017 08:47 PM
how can you spend so much money on a left back?this pep guy is really wasting money.
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MR E Jul 25, 2017 12:49 PM
All the best to guardiola and he's signing.
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@KG Jul 25, 2017 12:12 AM
What are Monaco doing
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S@ Velley thabane Jul 24, 2017 07:02 PM
@ver very gud signing
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Myaka weliPhefeni Jul 24, 2017 06:40 PM
Man city they a spending a lot of money and lets hope most of them they cn deliver for the team
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Zakezlokhosi Jul 24, 2017 06:35 PM
Let's go city
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Madrid City Jul 24, 2017 05:52 PM
Now we have the best squad in England so it is now up to the coach
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Lacostemsn Jul 24, 2017 04:31 PM
Good signing man utd I remain
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Monaco is finish now they sell all key players
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Zugo48 Jul 24, 2017 03:54 PM
Once again...let me welcome you Benjamin Mendy in the sky blue so delighted too to know that you are now an official Citizen..Wow.i said it last season...and I'm going to say it again...Pep Guardiola is building something scary and Special at Etihad.Thanx to Txiki Bigiristain and Board of Man City for supporting Pep's Project.
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Jul 24, 2017 03:54 PM
Good signing & I am very happy
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Khosi-City Jul 24, 2017 03:15 PM
Welcome home son, as for now city are complete the is gap to cover only Pep have to work his magic
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THE NK Jul 24, 2017 03:08 PM
Wow that's a lot money.
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Fistawz Ngwenya Jul 24, 2017 03:01 PM
Pep was only successful because of the teams he coached. Manchester City will prove he's not that good.. No matter who he signs
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kg_4_khosi Jul 24, 2017 02:54 PM
So why sign danilo and Walker?
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DumisaniZungu Jul 24, 2017 02:26 PM
welcome boi i am expecting a lot from u

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