Ligue 1 champions AS Monaco have completed the signing of Feyenoord left-back Terence Kongolo for reported fee of €13 million (£11.41m) on a five-year deal.
The 23-year-old made 23 Eredivisie appearances last season as Feyenoord claimed the title without precedent in 18 years.
The Netherlands international just fresh terms with the Eredivisie champs in April, however, has opted to leave the club whose youth academy set-up he participated in 2002.
He told the club’s official website: “I am very pleased to join AS Monaco. I will discover an exciting new challenge at a prestigious and ambitious club.
“I look forward to meeting the staff, my new team-mates and doing the best on the field to help the group.”
Manchester City has been attempting to bring Mendy to the club and it is understood that the player is excited about the move to Premier League, with a few sources revealing that City has as of now gone to an with the player.
Guardiola will be hoping that the signing of Kongolo, who plays in an indistinguishable position as Mendy will free up the French international to join their ranks sooner rather than later.
Mendy was a key individual from the Monaco side that won Ligue 1 and reached the semi-finals of the Champions League, while Kongolo was additionally a crucial player for Feyenoord as they won a historic Eredivisie title.
The ‘Daily Mail’ reports that City could look to Southampton’s England international left-back Ryan Bertrand if their endeavours to sign Mendy don’t gain ground soon