Who is Benjamin Mendy? Manchester City’s £39.8m ‘defensive signing’ from Monaco set to follow Bernardo Silva

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MANCHESTER CITY have raided Monaco for a second time in a week to snap up Benjamin Mendy for £39.8m.

The full-back follows Portuguese attacking-midfielder Bernardo Silva, who done the pierce to the Etihad for £43m four days ago.

Benjamin Mendy is moving to Manchester City for 39.8m

Benjamin Mendy is moving to Manchester City for £39.8m

Here is all you need to know about the latest star to pierce from the French principality.

Who is Benjamin Mendy?

Benjamin Mendy grew up in Longjumeau, in Southern Paris.

Like Paul Pogba, he began his career in the academy of second tier side Le Havre, making 57 appearances for the first group before Marseille came calling.

Mendy shrugs off Raheem Sterling in the Champions League

Mendy shrugs off Raheem Sterling in the Champions League

Mendy was sloping for a splendid future when he done his entrance for the French giants in 2013, but it was under Marcelo Bielsa that his career really took off.

The bomb full-back valid ideal for Bielsa’s singular code of fast-paced counter-attacking football and warranted himself a pierce to Monaco last year.

Pep Guardiola is looking for younger blood at full-back

Pep Guardiola is looking for younger blood at full-back

What is Benjamin Mendy’s character of play?

Mendy provides all the aspects you would design from a complicated day full-back.

Like Dani Alves, who Pep Guardiola managed so effectively at Barcelona, he likes to use his gait and aggressive bravery to worry the opposition, as much as defend.

The 22-year-old should also fit the Premier League in the way he favours delivering crosses tough and early, rather than holding the round up and watchful for support.

Why have Manchester City spent almost £40m on him?

It is no secret that City have been looking for a smallest of one new full-back this summer.

The position is one of the many critical in Pep Guardiola’s philosophy, mostly wanting to come into midfield to accept the round or benefit possession.

With the ageing Pablo Zabaleta, Gael Clichy and Bacary Sagna all departing, it is transparent that Guardiola is looking for younger blood to cover into his lucky inverted full-back role.

Signing Mendy fast will concede Mendy a full pre-season to adjust to the former Barcelona boss’ demands.



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