He's Finally Here! Mendy Is Finally Here!
He's finally here! FERLAND MENDY IS FINALLY HERE!
84 years... Just kidding. It's true that it has been a long time since his signing for Real Madrid was imminent (Hazard, Rodrygo, Eder Militao and Jovic were signed before him. Priorities I guess), but he has finally been confirmed by the white club.
So we can finally say that Ferland Mendy is a new Real Madrid player. The merengues have officially announced the signing of the French left-back, who comes from Olympique Lyon, after Real Madrid paid approximately £47.1 million + 5 in variables for him. The 24 year old signs a 6 year contract, until 2025, same as his new teammate Luka Jovic.
Mendy, who has been one of the revelations of the year in Ligue 1, has been on the agenda of the big clubs in Europe in this final stretch of the season, but it has finally been Real Madrid who has overtaken other big teams for his signature.
A little secret some people won't know: Former Paris St-Germain youngster Mendy joined Lyon from Le Havre in 2017 and made 79 appearances for the Ligue 1 club in two seasons. He played in every game of their Champions League run to the last-16 last season.
Zinedine Zidane sees in Mendy the perfect player to compete with Marcelo on the left side. Skilled player, overflow and offensive presence, the Frenchman stands out in the area, so it is evident why the club sees him as the perfect replacement for the Brazilian. However, Zidane is aware that the young left-back lacks experience in big teams, but is convinced that he can gain experience and become one of the world's best thanks to Marcelo. Marcelo, a teacher?
The French international has finally passed the medical examination with excellent results and he will be presented next Wednesday, June 19th, at the Bernabeu.
My question now is: WTF IS BARCELONA DOING!? You guys should clearly learn some transfer lesson for your rivals. Ok, now being serious (Serious face activated), the question is: What is the future of Brazilian left-back Marcelo? And what about bench warmer Reguilon (Probably going to the Bundesliga) and season failure Theo Hernandez (Don't confuse with his good brother Lucas, who's currently playing for Bayern)? I guess we'll need to wait for the pre-season and see what's going to happen, however, something is clear: A war between the French and the Brazilian is coming. Real Madrid's Left back Civil War is near!