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According to the football news Vadim Vasilyev, the President of Monaco avouched the French international’s desire to play under the wing of Pep Guardiola made him impossible to stay at the French side this season.
Monaco president avouched that it was Mendy’s desire to play under the former Barcelona manager made his move to the Manchester City squad this season.
Last season it was a dream season for the Monaco side as last season they have won the domestic league title and also reached the semi final round of the Champions league.
Because of that this season, many Europe’s elite clubs have come to Monaco side to bring their players and like as Kylian Mbappe, Bernardo Silva and Mendy who left the Monaco side this season.
Football news avouched that it was only Pep Guardiola who lure Mendy to join the Manchester City side.
He voiced: “For a while, we held off,”
Vadim said he asked Mendy despite all the offers if he wanted to stay and play another great season for them.
He said: “At first, I said, ‘no, you’re staying’.
Mendy said: ‘But Vadim, I really want to go to City and link up with Guardiola.’
Vadim added: ‘If it was Chelsea, I’d stay; but if it’s a chance to work with Guardiola, I want to go.’
“He’d spoken so frankly with me. So, when City met the asking price and when he became the most expensive defender in the world, there were no more arguments to have with him. We weighed up the for and against and said to him: “OK, you can go.”