Mendy a powerhouse – Toure
MANCHESTER: Manchester City’s new signing Benjamin Mendy has the potential to make a big impact next season but the defender must quickly adapt to the demands of playing in the Premier League, midfielder Yaya Toure has said. The French left-back has joined City on a five-year deal from Monaco, where he helped them win the Ligue 1 title and reach the Champions League semi-finals last season. Mendy is the third full-back to arrive at Man City in the close season following the arrival of Danilo from Real Madrid and Kyle Walker from Tottenham. City are almost certain to rotate their full-backs, with Danilo, who can play on both sides, acting as a cover for Mendy and Walker. “I know Mendy, because he’s been playing for my former club Monaco. I think he’s a fantastic player,” Toure said. “You will see in the Premier League how powerful he is, how much energy he has.” Mendy, 23, has joined his new team-mates in Los Angeles.