Manchester City signs left-back Benjamin Mendy

03 2016 shows Monaco's Benjamin Mendy kicking the ball during the Champions League third qualifying football match between Monaco and Fenerbahce

03 2016 shows Monaco's Benjamin Mendy kicking the ball during the Champions League third qualifying football match between Monaco and Fenerbahce

The 23-year-old, who joined the French champions from Marseille last summer, has agreed a deal reported to be worth a record £52 million (RM290 million) for a defender.

Manchester City have completed the signing of Brazilian defender Danilo from Real Madrid on a five-year deal.

The Spanish global started ahead of Danilo in the Champions League final in Cardiff as Real Madrid beat Juventus 4-1 to lift their 12th European Cup.

"We have many options for people, players coming, but until the deal is done out of respect for the other clubs I can not say absolutely anything", he said.

Spanish media reported that Danilo said his farewells to his team-mates before leaving the club's tour of the United States of America and joining City's contingent, who are also in the country for pre-season.

Guardiola's presence was a factor in Danilo's decision, and he added: Of course, he's been very important because I love his playing style and he's convinced me in the talks we have had.

"Look at Zaba what made him so popular, the way he was".

Where once the fullback's job was to nullify the opposition winger, now he is a focal point of attack too, with Guardiola banking on this trio's ability to deliver chances for his equally expensive strikers.

The 23-year-old France global is manager Pep Guardiola's third major defensive signing in the current transfer window following his purchases of Kyle Walker from Tottenham Hotspur and Danilo from Real Madrid.

Danilo had been with Real since 2015, and played 24 matches for Zinedine Zidane's side last season as they won the Spanish league title, sealed their second consecutive Champions League trophy and won the Club World Cup. "So I'm very excited to start on August 12". I don't really wait for it to happen, I get out there and pass on the message I think is the most appropriate when I'm on the pitch.

He [Guardiola] told me I'm ready and I can play in several positions, right back, left back, midfield. "I just hope to help him out as he expects".

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