France manager Didier Deschamps has confirmed on Monday that Ferland Mendy will join Real Madrid this summer window.
The Lyon man has been linked with a move to the Spanish capital after Los Blancos’ poor display in 2018/19 and, speaking at to the press on Monday, Deschamps said that a €50 million transfer has been agreed between the club and Real.
“Ferland has a spectacular growth, he was in Ligue 2 two years ago and he will be at Real Madrid,” he said.
“He has both feet, with us he has been good every time he had to play.”
There is yet no announcement from either Lyon or Real regarding the move, but should Mendy join the Spanish giants, he will become their third signing of the summer, following transfers of Luka Jovic and Eden Hazard.
If the deal does take place, it will mark the end of an incredible two years for the defender, who in the 2016/17 season was playing second-tier football for Le Havre.
However, he has has excelled since his 2017 transfer to Lyon – for an estimated €6 million (£5m) – and has been voted in the Ligue 1 Team of the Year in both campaigns he has played in the Ligue 1.
His outstanding showings in recent years mean he has established himself as one of the best young left-backs in football, although the 24-year-old can also play in midfield.
As well as excelling at the club, Mendy has become a key part of Deschamps’ France team, despite competing with players like Benjamin Mendy, Lucas Digne and Lucas Hernandez.
Mendy played in Saturday’s shock 2-0 loss to Turkeyin their Euro 2020 qualification group and is expected to play against Andorra.
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