Manchester City adds another player's treasury again. After Ederson et al, the Blue Manchester stronghold also immediately landed the left-back US Monaco, Benjamin mendy.
As released BBC, Saturday (22/7), Manchester City must spend 52 million pounds or approximately Rp 858 billion to bring in the 23-year-old player. That value could grow to 55 million pounds depending on performance and performance bonuses.
The success of City get Mendy seemed to be the end of the hunt did not give up The Citizens. Previously, the team based in Etihad Stadium has made three bids to the camp Monaco to get Mendy. However, the entire proposal was rejected.
Mendy himself had just joined Monaco from Olympique Marseille in the summer transfer market last year. But he managed to adapt quickly and down in 34 games Monaco 2016/2017 season, which led to the title of the first French League since 17 years ago.
Monaco and City reportedly will complete the transfer process Mendy this weekend. Management of both teams finalized the transfer in the middle of pre-season in the United States (US).
If all his administration is finished, Mendy will be the world's most expensive defender, beating his team-mate Kyle Walker, who was brought from Tottenham Hotspur, worth 45 million pounds. Previous City also has three times break the record of the world's most expensive defender transfer by Nicolas Otamendi, John Stones, and of course Walker.
Mendy will also be Man City's fourth player this summer after Walker, midfielder Bernardo Silva (43), and goalkeeper Ederson Moraes (35). Its presence will provide variations of attack from the left side, in addition to its ability to operate as a right wing.
From the camp Monaco itself, they also have done a preventive action if Mendy loses. The Ligue 1 club brought in Feyenoord defender Terence Kongolo and Flamengo's Jorge.
For Monaco, Mendy's departure also made his star players thinning. Previously coach Leonardo Jardim has also given up to Tiemoue Bakayoko who leave to Chelsea, Valere Germain (Marseille), Nabil Dirar (Fenerbahce), Abdou Diallo (Mainz) and Jordy Gaspar (Cercle Brugge).