City Completes £52m Mendy Signing

"I'm really happy about it".

"There has been strong interest from other clubs, but it has always been my ambition to play for Pep Guardiola", Danilo said.

Mendy said he was "absolutely delighted" with the move.

Having snapped up Ederson and Kyle Walker in recent weeks, City have now used their official website to announce the arrival of Real Madrid defender Danilo. Mendy made 39 appearances in all competitions, and went straight into the starting lineup after joining the team from Marseille last summer.

"It was very fast". It's worth noting that this includes the one year sabbatical that Pep took between his jobs with Barcelona and Bayern Munich. "I am committed to the club, to the city and to Pep's managerial style, and all that helps the club win trophies". The team has added five players for a combined fee just short of £200 million, and more players could be on their way to Etihad Stadium. The defender can play on either side of the flanks and will be an important member in the context of squad depth, with the manager actively pursuing both the Champions League and Premier League titles.

The deal takes City's summer spending past £200m for the summer and further cover is expected to arrive at left-back after Kolarov joined Serie A side Roma yesterday. This team will look to build again in this window but as they currently are, they are still very good. In 2011 he signed his first professional contract as an 18-year-old who was a member of the French youth national team.

Guardiola is already over-loaded with midfield options, with Ilkay Gundogan, David Silva, Kevin de Bruyne, Fernandinho and Yaya Toure all vying for places.

According to Goal, City are trying to rush through a deal as soon as possible before Madrid can raise the necessary funds with the sale of Gareth Bale to Manchester United.

Former Real Madrid full-back Danilo admitted 'it wasn't a difficult decision' to choose Manchester City over Chelsea.