Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly looking to raid Manchester City and lure Benjamin Mendy back to France ahead of the summer, with the left-back currently out of favour – and City fans have reacted on Twitter, agreeing it is time to wave goodbye.
Mendy, 26, has struggled since joining Manchester City in the summer of 2017. The 10-time France international has only clocked up 65 appearances in the best part of four seasons – and is third choice at left-back right now.
Right-footed Joao Cancelo and Oleksandr Zinchenko are both preferred on the left side of the defence. The World Cup winner has had to endure numerous injuries, and ultimately, it seems as though those issues have had a permanent effect.
The Sun claim that Pochettino is keen on signing Mendy from City in the summer, despite already boasting left-backs in the form of Layvin Kurzawa and Juan Bernat. It would see Mendy return to France, having played for Marseille and Monaco.
City fans have reacted on Twitter to the news that Pochettino is planning a summer move for Mendy and many are desperate to see him leave The Etihad, as he continues to struggle for game time – having failed to play in the Premier League since December.
If he leaves hopefully it works out for him..a very good player but it just didnt workout at City
— Cityzennn (@thecityzensfc) March 4, 2021
Unreal baller sad to see him leaving
— Blue🌙 (@OhKevinDeBruyne) March 4, 2021
Time to go. He isn’t injured and isn’t picked above cancelo or Zinchenko. Has to be the biggest failed signing since Pep took over.
— City Fan (@ManCity_FanView) March 4, 2021
50m n he’s yours
— MCFC (@mancity_mafia) March 4, 2021
I'd take a swap for Bernat any day lol
— Syn (@SynysterCD) March 4, 2021
Willing to drive him to the airport myself 👋
— Dave (@DavidTheOneOnly) March 4, 2021