Benjamin Mendy Joins Manchester City, As Club's Summer Spending Hits £175 Million

The 23-year-old signed a 5 year deal with the Manchester club worth £52 million, making him the most expensive defender in the world.

The arrival of the France global takes City's total spending this summer over the £200m mark.

Mendy quickly managed to establish himself as one of the best full-backs in world football with his powerful and direct style of play.

Guardiola will have plenty of new options at the back for the new season, with versatile defender Danilo joining from Real Madrid on Sunday and right-back Kyle Walker signed from Tottenham Hotspur.

Mendy will address a big hole in City's squad at left-back following the departures of Gael Clichy and Aleksandar Kolarov, along with fellow full-backs Pablo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna. "For such a young player, he has a wealth of top-level experience", the Spaniard said.

City also signed goalkeeper Ederson Moraes for 40 million euros ($45 million) from Benfica last month. Earlier transfers for Monaco Bernardo Silva to Manchester city and Themwe Bakayoko in "Chelsea" rescued about 100 million euros. Several clubs have been strongly linked with him including Premier League rivals Manchester City and French giants Paris Saint-Germain.

The Frenchman helped Monaco win the Ligue 1 title last season and ended the campaign with 11 assists in all competitions, as well as one goal. "I'm sure he will prove a fantastic addition to the squad".

Even before their shopping spree City would have been considered one of the favourites to lift the Premier League trophy come next May even more so with all these signings, but they aren't the only club to splash the cash as they look to be champions of England.

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