The new addition to the Manchester City squad, Benjamin Mendy says joining the EPL is something he has always wanted.
Mendy completed his move to City for a world record fee of £52 million, making him the most expensive defender in the world.
The former Monaco left back has signed a five-year contract at the club and is eager to work for Guardiola.
“I am very proud of it, this is what I wanted from the beginning,” the France international, who is City’s sixth signing of the transfer window, told the club’s official website.
“As soon as the championship was over, I talked to my family and it was all clear in my head, I wanted to join Manchester City. I was really happy about it.
“I think I am the right person for the group. I adapt easily. There are some players with whom I exchanged a few emails, I knew them from years ago.
“It’s good to be the sixth signing, that means they have excellent staff and are trying to reinforce it. It means Manchester City will have a competitive squad.”
Mendy registered 11 assists in all competitions for Monaco last season and attempted more crosses than any other player in the Champions League in his side’s run to the semi-finals.