Real Madrid continue to prepare for next season as they sign Mendy from Olympique Lyonnais
Real Madrid’s hope of contesting for titles next season is strengthened once more after acquiring the signature of Ferland Mendy, a former left-back from Olympique Lyonnais. They ended the previous season trophyless season despite hiring three managers.
Mendy will be a Real Madrid player for the next after signing a six-year contract with Madrid, as announced on Wednesday. The Spanish giant have now added for new players four new players in preparation for next season. They have completed the signings of Eden Hazard, Eder Militao, and Luka Jovic.
Former Chelsea player, Eden Hazard, the most expensive so far this transfer windows, joined the Madrid side in a deal worth around 145 million euros.
Militao and Jovic arrived less expensively as each valued around 50 and 65 million euros respectively, as widely reported.
Mendy’s deal is believed to be around 50 million euros, which the thirteen-times Champions League winner’s spending spree to an excess of 300 million euros altogether.
Real Madrid and Olympique Lyonnais had earlier announced a deal had been reached for the signature of Ferland Mendy, who will be at his new club until June 30, 2025.
Mendy will be shown to the happy fans at the Santiago Bernabeu on June 19, and the 24-year-old will need to contend for starting position at left-back with Marcelo and Sergio Reguilon.
Mendy’ arrival is expected to affect the future of Marcelo. The Brazilian had a season to forget as he managed a difficult season and has since then been linked with a move to Juventus to reunite with Ronaldo.
Mendy was outstanding last season, playing more than 30 league matches for the French side. He was also involved in their Champions League matched before they eliminated at round 16.
The impressive campaign earned him his first call-up to the French national team in November.
He has since then played four times for France since his debut against Uruguay in an international friendly match in November.
Didier Deschamps, the French coach, expressed his admiration for the rise of the French player, saying “two years ago, he was in Ligue 2 now he will play for Real Madrid.”
Mendy started his professional football career at Paris Saint-Germain, but an injury in his hip forced him to leave. He moved to Le Havre before joining Lyon for only 5 million euros in 2017.