Manchester City fans have taken to Twitter in dissatisfied mood, after it was revealed that the club wouldn’t be targeting a new left-back and will be giving their backing to Benjamin Mendy.
The Frenchman cost the Citizens £52m when they signed him from Monaco back in 2017, although he has endured an injury-hit time on Manchester since arriving.
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Mendy has suffered two serious knee injuries across the last two campaigns, which have resulted in him making just 14 Premier League starts.
As a result of the club’s inability to rely on Mendy consistently, a number of fans on Twitter have called out the reigning champions’ decision to back the 24-year-old, and certainly don’t seem on board with the idea…
Absolutely don’t understand it. Even if we all know Mendy potential, we all know his injury history for 2 seasons in a row.
— winter_is_coming (@winter_2_close) April 30, 2019
OK don’t deal Mendy rn because his value’s gone down the drain the past 2 years, but why not add some depth at fullbacks? City has 6 top midfielders and they’re still trying to sign a new one. Our weakest positions on the depth chart are clearly the fullbacks. Makes no sense
— Chris Hill (@chill_boston) April 30, 2019
Wouldn’t have been my decision.
— Andy Goss (@andygoss58) April 30, 2019
We should at least get a cheap option like Bertrand
— Mike Weathers (@TheCartel14) April 30, 2019
This is an absolute disgrace. We have ambitions of winning the quadruple yet we are willing to stick with zinchenko, delph and mendy as our only left back options, even though it has troubled us for the past 2 seasons. Absolute joke https://t.co/JY7fsi8Mmg
— mcfc271 (@mcfc271) April 30, 2019
This is a grave mistake by City, Mendy has been a financial liability, kindly offload him and get an on the field asset in @BenChilwell .
— ??ДВΔΞỲОΩЯШЁ ?©️ (@yourme4sheezy) May 1, 2019
Still need a proper LB
— Denzil Brown (@mrdjbrown1968) May 1, 2019
Final chance for me. That being said as good as Zin has been, I would have liked a new LB as Zin may do a Delph on us next season. A fully fit operating Mendy is a beast.
— Mike (@MikeC_Mcfc) May 1, 2019