Real Madrid have announced the signing of French left-back Ferland Mendy.
His contract with Madrid will expire in 2025 and will be unveiled as a Real Madrid player next week.
Madrid will pay €48 million to sign Mendy away from Lyon and the defender will be expected to compete with Marcelo for the starting spot. Mendy is 24 years old and has completed a very good season for Lyon.
However, Madrid had depth in the left-back spot with Marcelo and Reguilon, who played well this year. Furthermore, Achraf Hakimi has played very well for Dortmund and could eventually return to the club a year from now, so Mendy is somewhat of a risky signing unless he can be much better than both Reguilon and Achraf.
He’s a physical left-back who could help the team if Zidane decides to implement a transition-oriented system. However, if the team has the possession of the ball, Marcelo’s creativity will still be helpful.