Pep has City's full-backing

Arnold Nichols
July 26, 2017

Manchester City has completed the signing of France global Benjamin Mendy from Monaco.

The left-back is delighted with the move and believes Manchester City play the game the right way.

"I am very proud of it, this is what I wanted from the beginning", the France global, who is City's sixth signing of the transfer window, told the club's official website.

"There has been strong interest from other clubs, but it has always been my ambition to play for Pep Guardiola", Danilo said.

"[Zidane] did [try to convince me to stay] but I was sure I needed to change".

"My Monaco adventure lasted just a year, but brought me so much; a (French) League title, my first France cap, a (French League) Cup final, an exceptional run in the Champions League". According to the Daily Mail, John Stones signed from Everton for £47 million (R792 million) in 2016, a deal that made him the most expensive defender signing in history at the time. In fact, despite claims that Jose Mourinho is more of a "chequebook manager", one tweet comparing the pair's spending appears to show that since the City manager began his managerial career, he's spent more in the transfer market than the Manchester United boss. Coach Leonardo Jardim likes to say that when Mendy is on the pitch, players feel safe.

'He is undoubtedly one of the world's best full-backs, our No.1 target in this position.

Zidane said club captain Sergio Ramos should be back training ahead of Wednesday's ICC clash with Manchester City in Los Angeles, when Spain's Under-21 players including summer signing Dani Ceballos should also be available.

Manchester City's extravagant summer spending has been increased further, as they officially announced the signing of Real Madrid full-back Danilo for £26.5 million. But this deal could not happen because of Guardiola, who has held many talks with Mbappé and has promised him a prominent role at City, which he won't get at Madrid with the likes of Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema in the team. "For me, it's a very sad day", the veteran full-back admitted. "In every part of the Club we have improved not 100 per cent but 200 per cent." .

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