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Offline Chippy_Tea

Manchester City close to deal for Benjamin Mendy - Report
« on: July 13, 2017, 05:21:46 PM »
There’s been a breakthrough in negotiations between City and Monaco, and the French left-back is close to a move to England

https://bitterandblue.sbnation.com/2017/7/13/15965406/manchester-city-close-to-deal-benjamin-mendy-report

Manchester City are closing in on another full-back signing. After reaching an agreement with Tottenham Hotspur for Kyle Walker’s transfer, City are now very close to a deal with AS Monaco for left-back Benjamin Mendy, City’s top target for the position.

According to Sky Sports, there’s been a breakthrough in the negotiations after the Sky Blues agreed to meet Monaco’s asking price. The Ligue 1 champions wanted £50 million for the player, but City were willing to pay just £40 million. After the Dani Alves debacle Pep Guardiola urged the club to do whatever it took to make the deals happen, and they’ve moved quickly to get it done.

City will pay what Monaco have asked and Mendy will be the second player from the Principality club to join City after Bernardo Silva. Monaco have announced Mendy will miss the trip to Switzerland for preseason training due to a “thigh injury”, but that’s not the real reason for his dismissal from the squad.

Mendy is expected in Manchester this weekend for medicals and contract signing, and if it all goes to plan Mendy will fly with the team to the United States.

Txiki is being productive! Finally!

Offline Derbyshire Blue

Re: Manchester City close to deal for Benjamin Mendy - Report
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2017, 08:26:58 PM »
Squad taking shape nicely, Mendy the missing piece of the jigsaw.

Offline Troutman

Re: Manchester City close to deal for Benjamin Mendy - Report
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 07:12:22 AM »
Squad taking shape nicely, Mendy the missing piece of the jigsaw.


Absolutely shocked by the positivity . Come back Old Grumpy all is forgiven! Seriously though if we get him it will just mean we need a centre back to cover for Kompany ( bound to pick up another injury)although Kolarov ain't too bad and did ok and Otamendi needs to show some patience and discipline but again not too bad, I still think this is a weak area. First choice must be Kompany and Stones
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Offline SilvasPureGold

Re: Manchester City close to deal for Benjamin Mendy - Report
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2017, 02:06:01 PM »
Otamendi is only good with Kompany. Left to his own devices and he's an absolute nightmare. I would slap in a £30 mil bid for Alfie Mawson.

Offline Cardiff Blue

Re: Manchester City close to deal for Benjamin Mendy - Report
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2017, 06:42:59 PM »
Otamendi is only good with Kompany. Left to his own devices and he's an absolute nightmare. I would slap in a £30 mil bid for Alfie Mawson.

Agree what you saying about Otter - he is a liability without VK. Not sure Alfie Mawson is the answer though - we need someone far more experienced.

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Offline SilvasPureGold

Re: Manchester City close to deal for Benjamin Mendy - Report
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2017, 01:07:06 AM »
Got to meet that homegrown quota

Offline Moon

Re: Manchester City close to deal for Benjamin Mendy - Report
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2017, 12:32:30 PM »
Just said on radio sports flash 52 million deal agreed to sign him

Offline Troutman

Re: Manchester City close to deal for Benjamin Mendy - Report
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2017, 06:44:46 AM »
Done deal, a good signing .