Pep Considering Replacement for Mendy

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has admitted he is looking into signing a new left-back over the summer due to Benjamin Mendy’s continued injury struggles.

Mendy has made just 16 Premier League appearances since joining City in the summer of 2017, with serious knee injuries disrupting both of his seasons in English football.

The French international was on the bench for City’s victory over West Ham on Wednesday night, but Guardiola has now revealed that the 24-year-old remains some way from full fitness and was never likely to take the field at the Etihad.

“I don’t know what’s going to happen but we are thinking about the chance to find some players in that position,” Guardiola said on Friday.

“Today he (Mendy) is not fit. It (injury) happened two seasons, it can happen three. Hopefully not, he’s working on that, but the truth is we have only been able to use him a few games, that is the reality.

“So at the end the strongest guys are there every day and that is the truth, so that is why we are looking maybe for next season.”

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