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Man City eye £44m left back as cover for injured Benjamin Mendy

Manchester City are tracking Real Betis left-back Junior Firpo as they look for cover for the injured Benjamin Mendy.

Full-back Mendy has recently undergone knee surgery, having missed almost the entirety of last season with a knee problem, and Pep Guardiola has identified 22-year-old Firpo as a player who could replace the Frenchman’s athleticism.

Man City covered Mendy’s absence last season by deploying both Fabian Delph and Oleksandr Zinchenko as make-shift left-backs, but City scouts have been left impressed by Firpo’s performances in La Liga and have proposed a move which could cost the club in the region of £44m.

The Sun are reporting that Firpo, who was born in the Dominican Republic before moving to Europe where he has represented the Spanish U21 side, is also being tracked by Unai Emery and Arsenal.

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