Real Madrid sign French left back Ferland Mendy from Lyon in a 50 million euro deal
Spanish gaints Real Madrid have made their fourth summer signing, extending their spending spree to 300 million euros.
Ferland Mendy, 24 year old, French left back who played at Olympique Lyonnais for the last two seasons has been signed by Real Madrid on a 6 year contract in a deal worth 50 million euros.
“Real Madrid and Lyon have agreed the transfer of Ferland Mendy,” an official club statement read. “The player will be contracted to Real Madrid for the next six seasons, until June 30, 2025.”
Mendy will be presented at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday, June 19.
— Real Madrid C.F.⚽ (@realmadrid) June 12, 2019
The Spanish club have made 4 summer signings which has extended their spending spree to over 300 million euros. Eden Hazard was brought in most expensive, in a deal which could reach 130 million euros, Jovic and Militao costed 65 and 50 million euros respectively. This spree doesn’t stop here as Real still look to bring in a midfielder with the transfer window open till 9th of August.
With Mendy coming in the squad, Madrid have 3 options for the left back position. Marcelo had a season to forget last year, as he was not trusted by the managers Real had last season, had very less playing time and couldn’t show up to his potential. The other option Sergio Reguilon, played well whenever he was given a chance last season.
Ferland Mendy played 30 matches for Lyon last season also hepled them in reaching the Champions League round of 16. He was also called up in the French squad for the first time in November 2018.
Mendy had quite a journey as he suffered from Hip arthritis at 14 years old when he was at PSG’s youth academy and was told he could never walk again.
Once in an interview with the Parisian , he told “But, I never gave up, even then, in my head, I told myself that it was impossible that I do not walk again, that I do not play football again, I stayed in a wheelchair for a while, then in a flat cart, and little by little they taught me how to walk.”
“I left PSG” he said another time at L’Equipe After my injury, ”I was told that high-level football, it was over, I had to do this. I persisted, I played with pain for two years, I did not let go and finally it happened. “
He played for Le Havre in the second division of the French Ligue where he was spotted by Lyon who bought him in 2017 in a 5 milllion euro deal.
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