Manchester City have completed the signing of French defender Benjamin Mendy from Monaco for a fee believed to be £52 million, making him the most expensive left back in the world.

Benjamin Mendy 23, signed a five-year deal with City and was unveiled today. Mendy arrived barely 24 hours after City anounced the signing of Danilo from Real Madrid for £26.3 million. Mendy, who’s already in the US will link up with his new teammates for their ongoing preseason.

Mendy said “I am absolutely delighted to be joining Manchester City”. “They are one of Europe’s leading clubs and in Pep Guardiola they have a manager committed to playing attacking football. “I am sure that over the next few years we will be successful

City’s director of football, Txiki Begiristain, said: “Benjamin has all the qualities we are looking for in a full-back. For such a young player, he has a wealth of top-level experience. “He is undoubtedly one of the world’s best full-backs, our number one target in this position. We are all delighted to have him here at Manchester City. “I’m sure he will prove a fantastic addition to the squad.”