Manchester City has agreed to a fee of €57.5m (£52m) with Ligue 1 champions AS Monaco for Benjamin Mendy, with the France international set for a medical this week ahead of his proposed move to Etihad
The 23-year-old was a standout player for the Monegasque side last season as they raged to the Ligue 1 title and reached the semi-finals of the Champions League and the France defender has been linked with a move to Pep Guardiola’s side.
The City manager has been on the look out for full-back fortifications this summer in the wake of releasing Gael Clichy, Bacary Sagna, and Pablo Zabaleta to leave on a free transfer and with Aleksandar Kolarov believed to be closing a move to Roma.
Manchester City secured the services of Kyle Walker from Tottenham for around £50m and are accepted to be finalizing in on negotiations for Real Madrid’s Danilo in the wake of being left disillusioned in their interest to sign Dani Alves, with the player choosing to join PSG.
City has now agreed to a fee with Monaco for Mendy at the third time of asking in the wake of seeing the first two bids repelled. The deal is worth more than that of Walker’s, implying that City will at the end of the day break the record for the world’s most expensive defender.
Pep Guardiola side beat off competition from Chelsea to seal the deal, with the “Blues” opting to switch target subsequent to becoming disappointed in their quest to sign Juventus’ Alex Sandro.