Benjamin Mendy has completed his £52million transfer from Monaco to Manchester City to become the world’s most expensive defender.
The 23-year-old France left-back has signed a five-year deal with the club.
Mendy is City’s fifth major signing of the summer and takes their spending to more than £200million.
“He is undoubtedly one of the world’s best full-backs, our number one target in this position,” said director of football Txiki Begiristain.
Mendy played 34 times for Monaco last season and helped them to their first Ligue 1 title in 17 years after joining them from Marseille last summer.
He is the Premier League club’s fifth major signing of the summer following the recruitment of England right-back Kyle Walker for £45million, plus a potential £5million of add-ons, Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva (£43million), Brazilian keeper Ederson Moraes (£35million) and defender Danilo from Real Madrid (£26.5million).
They have sold left-back Aleksandar Kolarov, 31, to Roma for £4.5million.
By BBC Sport
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