As reported by AS, Real Madrid and French international left-back Ferland Mendy is entering an uncertain period of his spell in Madrid, one that could see him sold by the club in the near future.
Injured, Mendy has yet to play this season. It’s a familiar situation for the 28-year-old former Lyon defender, having suffered injuries across his four-year stay in Madrid since his €48m move from France, being injured on 12 separate occasions. Most recently, he missed 15 La Liga games last season with a muscle issue.
This injury-prone nature combined with the signing of fellow left-back Fran Garcia and just two years remaining on his deal at the Bernabéu could soon see the player pushed toward the exit, says the outlet. It’s around the time when contract extension talks are opened with a player at Real, but such discussions are yet to arise for Mendy.
The club was open to offers for Mendy this and last summer, although no bids came, and they are already looking to Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies as a replacement – the Canadian has just one year left on his current contract. As a result, this season will define the player’s Real career, and he will need to prove he is still capable of the level (and fitness) that helped his team win the 21/22 Champions League.
Otherwise, this campaign is likely to be his last in Spain.
Adam White | GFFN