Man City arrivals have brought trophy hunger back - Kompany

Man City arrivals have brought trophy hunger back - Kompany

He said: "I'm very proud of joining Manchester City, this is what I wanted from the very beginning".

The France worldwide joins Pep Guardiola's side in a £52 million deal after flying out to Los Angeles to undergo a medical and join his new team-mates on their tour of America on Sunday.

A lack of defensive cover, moreover, saw Yaya Toure play at left back in the recent friendly against rivals Manchester United, showing the glaringly obvious that City need further investment in defensive depth, especially when they'll be competing for four trophies next season.

Mendy, 23, played a pinnacle role in Monaco's Ligue 1 title-winning side last term, with his impressive form leading to a first worldwide call-up in March 2017 and has since earned four caps for Les Bleus. In all, it means that Pep Guardiola's side have now spent over £160m this summer in shoring up the defence (including the £35m spent on goalkeeper Moraes) as they look to improve on last season's somewhat disappointing Premier League and Champions League campaigns.

The versatile Brazilian defender, who can play on either flank as well as at center back, signed a five-year contract to increase City's threadbare options at full back.

Although the totals of spending by the two managers only have the City boss narrowly ahead, it should also be pointed out that this was sent before Mendy's move was confirmed.

Aleksandar Kolarov was sold to Roma on Saturday, following Pablo Zabaleta, Gael Clichy and Bacary Sagna in leaving.

Guardiola signed Real Madrid's Danilo yesterday for an estimated £26.9m.

Director of football Txiki Begiristain added: "Danilo is a fine player who offers great versatility to our squad". But Mendy now joins Manchester City as their third signing in the full-back position following the additions of Danilo and Kyle Walker.

"They belong to the same football family and I think that can only be beneficial for me and the rest of the team as well". I am used to playing as right-back but any time I'm on the pitch in the starting 11, I'm always happy.

Mendy becomes City's fifth major signing of the summer and takes the club's spending to more than 200 million pounds.