Real Madrid left-back Ferland Mendy has asked the club to increase his current salary, according to a report published on MARCA. The French defender wants his deal to match his current status in the club, where he’s been an undisputed starter for the past two seasons, but Madrid are not considering that raise at this moment, per that same report.
While Mendy has been a crucial starter for Madrid ever since he completed his move to the Spanish capital, the current financial context makes this request something a bit problematic.
Mendy has been very solid defensively but it’s not clear if he will be a starter next season after Madrid signed David Alaba a few weeks ago. Mendy would need to improve his contribution on offense in order to be seen as an undisputed starter now that Alaba and also Miguel Gutierrez are competing with him for a spot in the XI.
In fact, if Los Blancos can extend Varane’s deal so that the French center-back stays in the club for the foreseeable future, Mendy could be seen as expendable and that way Alaba and Gutierrez would be the team’s left-backs, allowing Madrid to increase their transfer budget and potentially negotiate the signing of Kylian Mbappe.