The 18-year-old Sporting Lisbon’s wonderkid is enjoying an excellent season with the Portuguese giants, with City reportedly considering a move for the left-back ahead of the summer transfer window.
Dean Jones of Eurosport reported recently that City were ‘very keen’ on Mendes and are willing to meet his £59.5m release clause, that would see him remain at Sporting next season to continue his progress.
According to the latest edition of Portuguese newspaper Record, as relayed by Sport Witness, Manchester City officials have ‘demonstrated interest’ in signing the Portugal international as Pep Guardiola looks for a ‘long-term solution’ in this area of the pitch.
The report also claims City plan to loan him back to the Primeira Liga side so that he can enjoy having more minutes and continue his development under his current manager, Rúben Amorim.
In reaction to the report shared on Twitter by City Xtra, Many man City fans have been expressing their thoughts and opinions.
we have mendy it’s fine— fin (@finciteh) April 4, 2021
Just because he scored doesn’t mean he should be first choice left back from now on— George (@FerranForce) April 4, 2021
this club is going to be the end of me— dylan (@keyswithoutanE) April 4, 2021
They would loan him back IF they bought him.— Jack Parkes (@jparkes1991) April 4, 2021
Come on🤟 pic.twitter.com/98dJTeHUwk— Danny (@MagnificoMendy) April 4, 2021
We good pic.twitter.com/UZ70QyAA8t— ً (@Jeffrsnn1) April 4, 2021