Manchester United have expressed an interest in securing the services of AS Monaco’s Benjamin Mendy over the summer, according to reports.
The 22-year-old, who arrived at Monaco last summer following three impressive seasons at Marseille, has enjoyed a superb debut campaign under Leonardo Jardim, making 33 appearances in all competitions.
And according to sources at Sky Sports, Man United – along with Manchester City and Chelsea – have expressed an interest in the Frenchman.
It should be noted that Mourinho had Mendy on his list of ‘supplementary’ signings when he arrived at Old Trafford last year. He probably felt inclined to give Shaw, who had done well to recover so swiftly from a double leg fracture, a chance to impress and boycotted any advances.
Since then, however, Shaw has spiralled in the wrong direction, whilst Mendy – just a year older than the Englishman – has gone from strength to strength, bursting down the left hand side with reckless abandon during Monaco’s pursuit of a rare Ligue 1 title. He was Pep Guardiola’s main tormentor during Monaco’s 3-1 win over Manchester City last month.
Mendy, in this sense, would be something of an upgrade and indeed perhaps necessary when it comes to taking United to the next level ahead of the 2017/18 campaign.