NEWS
Thursday May 16 2019
Real Madrid closing on Lyon defender Ferland Mendy

Real Madrid are close to agreeing a deal to sign Lyon full-back Ferland Mendy this summer, according to a report in El Mundo Deportivo.

The 23-year-old has made 77 appearances for the French club since his 2017 move from Le Havre and has been called-up to the France national team, while he has also been linked to Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain.

There is reportedly agreement between Madrid and the player, while it is expected the cost of a transfer fee will be close to €50m.

Mendy, who has dual nationality with Senegal, has received comparisons with current Madrid full-back Marcelo, whom Zinedine Zidane reportedly wants to provide competition too.

Sergio Reguilon may be loaned out by Los Blancos this summer while it does not appear that Theo Hernandez - on loan at Real Sociedad - has a long-term future in Madrid.

“Honestly, I do not have a dream club…today, I'm at Olympique Lyonnais, I'm fine here,” Mendy told Telefoot back in November.

“I'm thinking about completing the season here with the club, with my team-mates and giving everything until the end of the year.

“If something happens, something happens, but I do not really think about it.”

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