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Real Madrid completes the signing of Ferland Mendy from Lyon

Discussion in 'Spanish League' started by james balogun, Jun 12, 2019 at 6:52 PM.

  1. james balogun

    james balogun New Member

    Real Madrid have announced the signing of Lyon full-back Ferland Mendy on a long-term contract. The Spanish club payed Lyon a sum of 48 million euros and a potential 5m euros in add-ons for the services of the left-back, making him the fifth player to join Real Madrid this summer.

    The Spanish side have already recruited Eden Hazard, who signed from Chelsea for a club-record £130m fee earlier this month, and Luka Jovic from Eintracht Frankfurt.
    The trio will join Eder Militao and forward Rodrygo, who had agreed deals to move to the Spanish capital earlier in the season.

    Mendy's acquisition has been confirmed after a doctor went to Paris to carry out the player's medical and the Frenchman signs on a deal that runs until 2025. The move hardly comes as a surprise after France coach Didier Deschamps revealed Mendy would be moving to the Spanish capital during the international break.

    The 24-year-old, who played for Ligue 2 side Le Harve before joining Lyon in 2017, will be presented at the Bernabeu on June 19. Zidane wanted Mendy to come in to compete with Marcelo after a breakout season in Ligue 1, as the player made a total of 44 appearances across all competitions.

    Given that the 24-year-old is similar to the Brazilian in the sense that he is an attacking full-back, Real Madrid see him as a long-term replacement and someone who can also do a job in the short-term.

    Mendy's arrival means that some left-backs will have to leave, as Real Madrid already have Sergio Reguilon, Theo Hernandez and even Achraf Hakimi, who can play on that side.

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