Premier League Clubs Hunt Mendy
With the Premier League season coming to an end, Premier League managers and chairman are now busy plotting their summer spending sprees. Monaco young highly rated left-back Benjamin Mendy seems to be in demand, with Manchester Utd, Manchester City and Chelsea all in the market for his signature. The 22-year-old French international only signed for Monaco last summer from Marseille for 13 million pounds, but after Monaco’s impressive run in this season's Champions League now has the Premier League giants all looking to sign the young star. If Monaco decided to sell Mendy, they look set to double what they paid for him less than 12 months ago, with the sum of 26 million being talked about.
It’s no secret that Pep Guardiola is looking to make wholesale changes to his leaky Manchester City defence, with two new full-backs high on his wishlist. All of Guardiola’s four full-backs are the wrong side of 30 and have been found to be the weak links in the Manchester City team this season. Jose Mourinho has also had problems in the left-back area, with Luke Shaw recently publicly criticised by his manager. The young England defender now has a lot to prove if he’s to regain Mourinho’s trust. Liverpool could also enter the hunt for Mendy, but much will depend on which clubs are playing in the Champions League. It now looks as if Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester City will take the top three spots in the table, with Manchester Utd, Liverpool and Arsenal all battling for the remaining spot in the top four. Manchester Utd will also have an eye on the Europa League, as the winners will also then have passage into the cash tills of European football's premier competition. Manchester Utd are due to play Anderlecht in the quarterfinals of the Europa League, so Mourinho is only five games away from another trophy if they fail to make the top 4 for the Premier League.
Mendy has become an attacking weapon for Monaco as well as a defender. Mendy has more assists in the French league and Champions League than any other defender in Europe. This style of play could really suit the way Pep is trying to get his Manchester City team to play. Whichever team wins the race for Mendy, they will be hoping to get a deal done sooner rather than later, as a bidding war is the last thing any of the chasing clubs would want.