Manchester City

  • Mendy, Danilo & Walker must try and ...

    Vincent Kompany has welcomed Manchester City's new full-back cohort to the club, and advised they could learn a lot from the last generation as they settle in at the Etihad Stadium. Man City favourites to win Premier League Pep Guardiola made strengthening the defensive flanks ...

    Mendy, Danilo & Walker must try and emulate 'leader' Zabaleta at Man City, says Kompany

    Vincent Kompany has welcomed Manchester City's new full-back cohort to the club, and advised they could learn a lot from the last generation as they settle in at the Etihad Stadium. Man City favourites to win Premier League Pep Guardiola made strengthening the defensive flanks a priority during this transfer window after a mixed debut season in the Premier League.  His efforts to land Dani Alves may have been thwarted, but City nevertheless sealed the signings of Benjamin Mendy, Kyle Walker and Danilo in a bold statement of intent from the manager.  Long-serving stalwarts Pablo Zabaleta, Gael Clichy, Bacary Sagna and Aleksandar Kolarov have in turn moved on, but Kompany believes their influence can inspire the new faces.  "Bacary, Zaba, Clichy, Kolarov — they were all leaders and had a huge impact at this club," the captain told reporters at a City community event at the East LA Boys and Girls' Club, where several high-profile players took part in skills events and unveiled a new mural. "Look at Zaba, what made him so popular, the way he was. Look at that when you come into a club like this. If you can bring some of that to your game, the way you approach the game, then you'll always be a success at City. The biggest transfers of the summer "We've replaced some key players in the team that did a lot of good over the years. But the important thing was replacing them with players of equal ability at least — because they've been big players for us down the years. "It's good to get some new guys, new faces, who are hungry to win. Everything is there to be achieved for them. But hopefully they will add that spark that we need to be the champions again." Kompany enters his 10th season with the Citizens, after suffering a frustrating 2016-17 campaign curtailed by injury.  The Belgian, however, is looking forward to a new year and is determined to help City's newcomers find their way on the pitch.  "Pre-season has been good. I think we are getting what we need to get out of it. We're having a lot of hours of training and some of the guys are already looking sharp," he said. Mendy completes Man City move "The most important thing is the first game in the Premier League, but if in the meantime we can build it up into some good performances it'll be good for us." "Speaking for myself, I'm someone who communicates a lot. 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. "I'd do that to anyone I'm playing with so hopefully that will help them find their feet a bit quicker. They are good professionals so you'd expect them to blend in well."

  • I always wanted Manchester City, says ne...

    New Manchester City signing Benjamin Mendy says he decided he wanted to join the club as soon as the Ligue 1 season was over. The 23-year-old completed his move to Pep Guardiola's side on Monday for a reported fee of £52million, making him the world's most expensive defender. M...

    I always wanted Manchester City, says new signing Mendy

    New Manchester City signing Benjamin Mendy says he decided he wanted to join the club as soon as the Ligue 1 season was over. The 23-year-old completed his move to Pep Guardiola's side on Monday for a reported fee of £52million, making him the world's most expensive defender. Man City favourites to win Premier League Mendy, who has signed a five-year deal at the Etihad Stadium, has been linked with City for several weeks and he admits that it is a move he has been desperate to make. "I am very proud of it, this is what I wanted from the beginning," the France international, who is City's sixth signing of the transfer window, told the club's official website. "As soon as the championship was over, I talked to my family and it was all clear in my head, I wanted to join Manchester City. I was really happy about it. "I think I am the right person for the group. I adapt easily. There are some players with whom I exchanged a few emails, I knew them from years ago. "It's good to be the sixth signing, that means they have excellent staff and are trying to reinforce it. It means Manchester City will have a competitive squad." Mendy registered 11 assists in all competitions for Monaco last season and attempted more crosses than any other player in the Champions League in his side's run to the semi-finals. The former Marseille man believes his attacking flair will be well suited to City and the Premier League. "I can bring a lot of creativity to the game, I can offer different solutions, I like to play as a full-back and provide assists for the strikers," he said. "I always considered the Premier League the best in Europe. I like the intensity, there's always an attacking mindset with a team like this one, who play with the ball. Mendy is the world's best crosser "It's been a dream to play in the Premier League since I was a kid and I will do everything to enjoy it." Mendy is also relishing the chance of working with Guardiola, adding: "He likes to motivate and push his players. He is in the same mould as Marcelo Bielsa, the same football family, and I think that can only be beneficial for us and the rest of the team."

  • Mbappe sends message to new Man City sig...

    Manchester City target Kylian Mbappe has sent a message to Monaco team-mate Benjamin Mendy following the confirmation of his transfer to the Etihad.  Man City favourites to win Premier League City announced the £52 million signing of the Monaco left-back on Monday, with former ...

    Mbappe sends message to new Man City signing Mendy

    Manchester City target Kylian Mbappe has sent a message to Monaco team-mate Benjamin Mendy following the confirmation of his transfer to the Etihad.  Man City favourites to win Premier League City announced the £52 million signing of the Monaco left-back on Monday, with former team-mate Mbappe - also a top target for Pep Guardiola's side, wishing him luck on his new adventure. Mbappe said on Twitter: "Good luck to you buddy, I'll miss you very soon." Mendy replied: "I'll miss you a little bit too, my friend. You already know that." The 18-year-old struck 26 goals in all competitions for Monaco, leading the club to the Ligue 1 title, a Coupe de la Ligue final, and a Champions League semi-final following a two-legged victory over Manchester City.  Mbappe's six Champions League goals in six starts, including one in each of the meetings with Pep Guardiola's side, saw the France striker emerge as one of the most sought after forwards in world football.  MBAPPE TO MANCHESTER CITY Goal revealed that City have stepped up their interest in striking a deal for Mbappe as a result of Paris Saint-Germain's rival interest in Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez. City chiefs were confident of landing the Chile international before PSG entered proceedings and spoke to the forward and his representatives in Paris last week. Stones is over-hyped and over-rated – Adams Now, determined to add an attacker to the squad before the 2017-18 campaign, Guardiola and his team have turned towards Mbappe, though understand the difficulties behind any potential deal.

  • Mendy makes world record Manchester City...

    Benjamin Mendy has completed his switch from Monaco to Manchester City, with the English side paying £52 million for the left-back. Man City favourites to win Premier League With the deal, Mendy, who turned 23 on July 17, has become the most expensive defender in football histor...

    Mendy makes world record Manchester City switch

    Benjamin Mendy has completed his switch from Monaco to Manchester City, with the English side paying £52 million for the left-back. Man City favourites to win Premier League With the deal, Mendy, who turned 23 on July 17, has become the most expensive defender in football history and eclipses the £45m fee City paid for Kyle Walker last week that made the England star the game’s most expensive full-back. Please welcome @benmendy23 to Manchester City! #BlueMendy https://t.co/ZLY17WNdlS — Manchester City (@ManCity) July 24, 2017 The France international has signed a five-year deal with the Etihad Stadium outfit, becoming their fourth major signing of a window that has also seen them sign Benfica goalkeeper Ederson as well as Mendy’s Monaco team-mate Bernardo Silva. Manager Pep Guardiola is focussing on the long term with City, explaining on Thursday that the players he is targeting this summer “are young players, with the next three, four, five years in mind”. City early Premier League favourites Mendy, who joined Monaco last summer in a €12m deal from Marseille, helped the Stade Louis II side win the Ligue 1 title last season, creating nine goals in only 32 outings in Ligue 1 and Champions League combined. He has won five caps for France and has become renowned for his crossing over the last year.

  • Danilo sets out Man City Champions Leagu...

    Danilo wants to end Manchester City's wait to win the Champions League after joining from holders Real Madrid. The Brazil right-back signed a five-year contract at the Etihad Stadium, with City completing a deal believed to be worth £26.5million on Sunday. Man City favourites f...

    Danilo sets out Man City Champions League ambition

    Danilo wants to end Manchester City's wait to win the Champions League after joining from holders Real Madrid. The Brazil right-back signed a five-year contract at the Etihad Stadium, with City completing a deal believed to be worth £26.5million on Sunday. Man City favourites for Premier League title After joining Madrid from Porto in 2015, Danilo won the Champions League in his first season with Zinedine Zidane's men, before helping them retain the trophy as well as win La Liga, the FIFA Club World Cup and the UEFA Super Cup last campaign. City were beaten by Madrid over two legs in the Champions League semi-final in 2016 but now Danilo wants to deliver City's first European silverware since 1970. Speaking to City's official website, Danilo said: "I'm really looking forward to the challenge and would love to win the Champions League with Manchester City." Asked what influence vaunted City coach and former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola had on his decision to join the club, Danilo replied: "He's been very important because I love his playing style and he's convinced me in the talks we've had. "I'm looking forward to working with him. He's been one reason, but it's also that ambitious project of the club that convinced me to come." Danilo is the second full-back City have signed in the transfer window following Kyle Walker's arrival from Tottenham. Left-back Benjamin Mendy is also set to join from Monaco after City allowed Aleksandar Kolarov, Pablo Zabaleta, Gael Clichy and Bacary Sagna to leave the club. Given the expected competition for places between the new arrivals at full-back, Danilo's versatility is a bonus for City. And he confirmed Guardiola believes he can do a job at a number of positions. Man City target Mendy jets off for LA "I don't have a favourite position," Danilo added. "I am used to playing as a right-back, but any time I'm on the pitch in the starting XI, I'm always happy. "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." On playing in the Premier League, Danilo said: "It is a competition I always liked, I always wanted. So I'm very excited to start on August 12."

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