The 26-year-old was signed from AS Monaco in 2017 to be City’s first-choice left-back, but unfortunately for him, things have been completely downhill despite an electric start to life under Pep Guardiola.
A number of injury problems have prevented him from ever establishing himself as a regular under Guardiola. The Frenchman is struggling for game time this season over the impressive Joao Cancelo and rejuvenated Oleksandr Zinchenko.
The 26-year-old, who will see his deal at the Etihad expire in 2023, is now reportedly open to leave with the club ready to sell in the upcoming summer transfer window.
In a strange turn of events, Mendy’s name has appeared on the list of personalisation options for Chelsea supporters wanting a player’s name on the back of their shirts on their online shop.
Clearly, this is far from confirmation of any transfer, but the presence of Mendy’s name have got a lot of Man City fans talking on social media.
Here’s how a few fans reacted on Twitter:
First he was due to start in goals for them and now this.— TJ (@mcfctj_) May 13, 2021
no wonder that mf played against us in the two recent losses against chelsea— Aaron (@AarxnMCFC) May 13, 2021
Hopefully that means they’ve signed him 😂— James (@JMC_OfficiaI) May 13, 2021
Even they thought he was playing against us when he played against Chelsea— 🇧🇼 (@King_KDB_) May 13, 2021
He'll cover all his bases to keep that games/medals ratio up… 😂😂— Gaz Brady (@FMwkdsoul) May 13, 2021
.@ChelseaFC SIGN HIM PLEASE, YOU’LL MAKE THE MONEY BACK FROM RELEASING MENDY MERCH WHICH MAGNIFICOMENDY WILL BUY— AJ (@KZN22_) May 13, 2021
Have Chelsea just accidentally confirmed the signing of Benjamin Mendy from Manchester City?