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Less than 24 hours after posing with Danilo in between them, Pep Guardiola and Ferran Soriano, City’s Chief Executive Officer, were called to smile at the cameras again, having this time Benjamin Mendy as the third guy in the picture.
Manchester City agreed on a £52 million fee for the French left-back, which makes him the world’s most expensive player in his position.
Not that long ago, City spent £45 million to sign another full-back, Kyle Walker, from Tottenham, but Mendy’s transfer proved even costlier.
Soon after his official presentation by City, the former Monaco player was congratulated by Kylian Mbappe, with the two exchanging warm words through their Twitter accounts.
Good luck to you buddy, I’ll miss you very soon
Mbappe wrote his former teammate, who replied
I’ll miss you a little bit too, my friend. You already know that.
Mendy signed a five-year deal, becoming City’s fifth addition to their roster this summer, after another former Monaco player, Bernardo Silva, goalkeeper Ederson, Walker and Danilo.
According to reports, City are not done yet strengthening their squad, with the club still in search of a striker, possibly Alexis Sanchez, despite Arsene Wenger’s insistence that the Chilean will not be sold this summer.