A lot of football fans have been lefty mightily disconcerted by the size of the Kyle Walker to Manchester City transfer last week.
Walker, a player who didn’t even start for Tottenham at the back end of last season, made the move up north for a whopping £54m.
The deal made him the most expensive defender on the planet and the priciest England player of all time.
And now the ramifications are starting to become clear.
City’s search for another full back has led them to Monaco and their French defender Benjamin Mendy, with Pep Guardiola’s side bidding £44.5m for him on Thursday.
But the offer was categorically rejected by the French champions, according to The Telegraph, because they want the same fee as City paid for Walker.
Monaco value Mendy the same if not more than the England defender which has ultimately scuppered the deal for now.
The Ligue 1 side have been torn apart so far this summer with Bernardo Silva and Tiemoue Bakayoko both poached by other clubs, but they’re stand in a strong position with Mendy as they don’t need to sell.
The turn of events underlines how the Walker deal may set a very dangerous precedent for future transfers, with clubs needlessly demanding extortionate fees based on City’s lavish antics.
Then again, Liverpool forking out £35m for Andy Carroll in January 2011 probably kicked the farce all off.
Cheers King Kenny.