A powerhouse attacking left-back...
Benjamin Mendy arrived at City from Monaco, signing a five-year deal in July 2017.
In the two seasons since, the Frenchman has suffered a number of injury set-backs, but evidenced his quality in 23 appearances in which his high energy, attacking approach to the full-back position thrived.
Mendy began his career with Le Havre, where he played more than 50 league games, before joining Marseille in 2013.
He impressed at the Stade Velodrome, making 101 appearances in three seasons and gained a reputation as one of the best full-backs in the French top flight.
His performances earned him a move to Monaco, where he was a key component of Leanardo Jardim’s side’s improvement.
His surging runs down the left flank were central to the Red and Whites’ success in 2016/17, claiming the Ligue 1 title and reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League.
It was in Europe where Mendy and Monaco particularly impressed, with notable scalps against City and Borussia Dortmund in the knockout stages, whilst domestically, he was named in the Ligue 1 Team of the Year.
He enjoyed a strong start to his City career, winning his first five games and keeping four clean sheets in the process, but his debut season was ruined by a knee injury which kept him out until April 2018.
His return saw him selected for France’s 2018 World Cup squad, where Les Bleus were victorious, but his 2018/19 campaign was again hampered by injuries.
He made 16 appearances in total and registered five assists as City lifted the Premier League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup and Community shield.
2018 World Cup
2016-17 AS Monaco