When asked whether City could look to offload the 26-year-old, Howey exclusively told Football FanCast that the deal hadn’t worked out favourably for the club:
“He’s been unfortunate with injuries and I think there have been one or two things off the pitch as well, but they bought him for a decent amount of money.
“He is devastating on his day down that flank, but ultimately he’ll be costing the club a fortune and it just happens sometimes where it doesn’t work out.”
Should City Sell Benjamin Mendy?
Ironically, Mendy was afforded a rare start on Saturday evening by Pep Guardiola as City came past Leicester City 2-0 – with the French full-back getting on the scoresheet.
Moreover, however, the former Monaco man hasn’t featured enough considering the expenditure and has been forced into a watching brief for much of this season as Joao Cancelo and Oleksandr Zinchenko thrive.
Whether the club will use this summer as an opportunity to sell is another question, with Guardiola preferring a deep squad to enable his side to compete successfully on all fronts.