He’s the most expensive full-back in the history of the game, Manchester City gave him that unofficial title by agreeing on a £52 million fee to sign him from Monaco, and now he’s expected to deliver.
I know Mendy, because he’s French and he’s been playing for my former club Monaco. I think he’s a fantastic player
Yaya Toure told Sky Sports News, talking about Benjamin Mendy.
You will see in the Premier League how powerful he is, how much energy he has. This guy is very exciting to see
the Ivory Coast legend said, backing his new teammate to succeed at Manchester City. He did issue a little warning though, regarding the difference in the football style between the Premier League and the Ligue 1, where Mendy was a star these last few years.
I hope he’s going to be fine in the Premier League, because it is such a tough league, and we all know you need to adapt for a month or so, or some players go on straight away. We will see. I hope he can adapt as much as possible because we don’t have time
one of City’s captains said, ‘pushing’ the 23-year-old to… step on it and adapt to the way the game is played in the Premier League as soon as possible.