Former Man City Defender Benjamin Mendy Signs for Ligue 1 Club Lorient

Benjamin Mendy, the former Manchester City left-back, has signed for Lorient, a French Ligue 1 club, on a free transfer. The 27-year-old defender had been without a club since being released by Manchester City at the end of last season.

Ligue 1 club Lorient signs former Man City defender Benjamin Mendy.
Ligue 1 club Lorient signs former Man City defender Benjamin Mendy.

Mendy joined Manchester City from Monaco in 2017 for a fee of £52 million, which made him the most expensive defender in history at the time. However, his time at City was plagued by injuries and off-field issues, and he made just 59 appearances in four seasons.

Ligue 1 club Lorient signs former Man City defender Benjamin Mendy.
Ligue 1 club Lorient signs former Man City defender Benjamin Mendy.

Despite his struggles at Manchester City, Mendy is still regarded as a talented player, and Lorient will be hoping that he can rediscover his form in France. The club finished 16th in Ligue 1 last season, narrowly avoiding relegation, and will be looking to strengthen their squad ahead of the new campaign.

Ligue 1 club Lorient signs former Man City defender Benjamin Mendy.
Ligue 1 club Lorient signs former Man City defender Benjamin Mendy.

Mendy, who has been capped 10 times by France, will bring experience and quality to Lorient’s defense. He is a strong, athletic player who is capable of getting forward and contributing to the attack, and his arrival is likely to be a boost for the club’s fans.

Ligue 1 club Lorient signs former Man City defender Benjamin Mendy.
Ligue 1 club Lorient signs former Man City defender Benjamin Mendy.

Speaking about his move to Lorient, Mendy said, “I’m happy to be joining Lorient and I’m looking forward to playing in Ligue 1. It’s a new challenge for me, and I’m excited to get started.”

Mendy’s signing is a coup for Lorient, who have secured the services of a talented player with a point to prove. If he can stay fit and focused, he could be a key player for the club and help them to improve on their league position from last season.

Ligue 1 club Lorient signs former Man City defender Benjamin Mendy.
Ligue 1 club Lorient signs former Man City defender Benjamin Mendy.
Ligue 1 club Lorient signs former Man City defender Benjamin Mendy.
Ligue 1 club Lorient signs former Man City defender Benjamin Mendy.

For Mendy, the move to Lorient represents a fresh start and an opportunity to put his troubles at Manchester City behind him. He will be hoping to make a positive impact at his new club and to get his career back on track.

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