Despite a recent return to form, including a start in the Clasico victory against Barcelona last Saturday (1-2), Ferland Mendy seems to no longer be in Real Madrid’s plans. The club is reportedly looking to offload him during the upcoming summer transfer window.
According to Revelo, Real Madrid is currently trying to sell the left-back in order to prepare for the arrival of Alphonso Davies, who is expected to join the team in the summer of 2024. However, the French player has not attracted much interest from other clubs, with the only concrete offer so far coming from a Saudi Arabian club, which Mendy is reportedly not interested in. The Spanish newspaper also states that “Mendy remains unmoved and eager to honor his contract, which ties him to Real Madrid until 2025.” If Real Madrid is ultimately forced to keep him until the end of the season, Mendy will have six months to prove his ability to consistently perform at a high level without getting injured, something that has been a challenge for him in recent years.
Ferland Mendy joined Real Madrid in 2019 from Lyon and initially made a strong impact, establishing himself as a regular starter. However, injuries have hampered his progress, and his performances have been inconsistent. Despite this, Mendy was given an opportunity to showcase his abilities in the recent Clasico, where he played a crucial role in the team’s victory.
Real Madrid’s reported interest in Alphonso Davies, the talented left-back currently playing for Bayern Munich, suggests that they are looking for a long-term solution in that position. Davies has been impressive for Bayern and has caught the attention of many top clubs around the world. If Real Madrid manages to secure his services in the future, it would provide them with a young and promising option at left-back.
As for Mendy, his future remains uncertain. While he has expressed his desire to honor his contract and stay at Real Madrid, the club’s attempts to sell him indicate that they may not see him as a long-term solution. If he does stay until the end of the season, it will be crucial for Mendy to prove his worth and demonstrate his ability to perform consistently at the highest level.
Ultimately, the decision regarding Ferland Mendy’s future rests with Real Madrid. Whether they find a buyer for him in the upcoming transfer window or decide to keep him until the end of the season, it remains to be seen how his career at the club will unfold. For now, Mendy will have to focus on staying fit and delivering strong performances whenever he is given the opportunity to play.
🚨 Le Real Madrid souhaite vendre Ferland Mendy en janvier. 💰
— Actu Foot (@ActuFoot_) November 2, 2023