Mendy, posing at the side of Guardiona and Soriano


Guardiola Has new defence... The most expensive of the history

Published:24/07/2017 - 16:57h

Updated:24/07/2017 - 16:54h

With the right side already completed with Danilo and Walker, the team of Guardiola has done official this Monday the signing of the French Benjamin Mendy, pertinent of the Monaco. According to "L'Équipe", the agreement by the young player of 23 years is of 57,7 millions

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It warned it does some days Pep Guardiola that the Manchester City was still in the market in research of new signings. And this Monday have known the arrival of Benjamin Mendy, pertinent of the Monaco, that could turn into the most expensive defence of all time. To fault that they know the official figures, "L'Équipe" aims to that the final total will rise to 58 million euros.

After the course of all the available sides for Guardiola -Zabaleta, Clichy, Sagna and Kolarov-, was clear that the City had to do a strong bet by side of guarantees in the market of signings. What was not so clear was that the team citizen would carry to these heights 148 million worn euros in three sides, and still remains him the signing of another left side.

The Manchester City will have in his staff to the two more expensive defences of the history: the sides Mendy and Walker. All after the signing frustrated of Alves, that finally decanted by the PSG of his compatriots Thiago Silva and Marquinhos. 

Mendy Already is travelling to United States to join to the pre-season of the English team and know closely to his new mates. It treats of an interesting bet of Guardiola. It is 23 years old, it measures 1,85m and stands out by a prominent physicist. It plays with France but is of Senegalese origin. 

Praises of Txiki and Mendy, happy

"I am totally loved to join me to the Manchester City. This is what wanted from the beginning. So prompt as it finish the championship spoke with my family and had clear that wanted to play in the Manchester City", declared the French defence in the web of the club.

The technical director Txiki Begiristain ensured that Mendy, in spite of his youth, has "big experience to the highest level" and is, "definitely, one of the best sides of the world".

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