Monaco defender Benjamin Mendy has completed his £52m transfer to Manchester City.
The 23-year-old France left-back, who only joined Monaco from Marseille last summer, has signed a five-year deal with the club.
Mendy is City’s fifth major signing of the summer and takes their spending to more than £200m.
“He is undoubtedly one of the world’s best full-backs,” said director of football Txiki Begiristain.
He added that the player was the club’s “number one target in this position”.
Mendy played 34 times for Monaco last season and helped them to their first Ligue 1 title in 17 years.
He is the Premier League club’s fifth major signing of the summer following the recruitment of England international Kyle Walker (£45m), Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva (£43m), Brazilian keeper Ederson Moraes (£35m) and defender Danilo from Real Madrid (£26.5m).
They have sold left-back Aleksandar Kolarov, 31, to Roma for £4.5m.
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