Real Madrid left-back Ferland Mendy is uncertain about his future at the club. Although the French player has a contract until 2025, he is looking for options to continue with the team from next summer. However, his performance was uneven and he failed to fully impress. Although his defensive potential is recognized, he showed deficiencies in the offensive area and suffered a series of injuries that made him a vulnerable player.
Real Madrid believes these reasons are enough to not meet Mendy’s financial demands. In fact, the club has already decided to forego his services for the coming season, as the Sport newspaper reports. Although there have been offers for the player in recent transfer windows, coach Carlo Ancelotti’s confidence has prevented an offer below the value of his transfer from being accepted. Real Madrid paid 50 million euros for Mendy and when he requested a salary increase, the club asked him to submit an offer that would compensate for this investment. However, no offer came.
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In Mendy’s favor, it is recognized that he fits the defensive profile that the Italian coach is looking for. However, the club is already looking for a replacement for next summer and has its sights set on Bayern Munich full-back Davies. Although Davies also has a contract until 2025, he is refusing to extend it at his current club due to interest from Real Madrid. At some point the possibility of a swap between the two sides was considered, as Mendy excels in defense while Davies is more attacking. However, it seems clear that the White club will try to get rid of Mendy before he becomes available in 2025.
The position is currently well filled.
Real Madrid are happy with the performance of Fran García, who was given the opportunity to prove his level due to Mendy’s injuries at the start of the season. Despite a poor game against Getafe in which he was affected by nerves at the revamped Bernabéu, García started all four games and more than delivered. The club considers that with García it has covered the position if it sells Mendy, in addition to other resources such as Alaba, Nacho or Camavinga. However, they recognize the need to find competition for the young full-back.