Ferland Mendy, Real Madrid’s left-back, faces uncertainty over his future at the club. Despite having a contract until 2025, the French player is looking for options to continue in the team starting next summer. However, his performance has been irregular and he has not managed to fully convince. Although his defensive potential is recognized, he has shown deficiencies in the offensive aspect and has suffered a series of injuries that have turned him into a fragile player.
Real Madrid considers that these reasons are sufficient to not meet Mendy’s financial demands. In fact, as reported by the newspaper Sport, the club has already decided to dispense with his services for next season. Although there have been offers for the player in recent transfer windows, coach Carlo Ancelotti’s confidence has prevented an offer below his transfer value from being accepted. Real Madrid paid 50 million euros for Mendy and when he requested a salary increase, the club asked him to present an offer that would compensate for that investment. However, no offer came.
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In Mendy’s favor, it is recognized that he meets the defensive profile that the Italian coach is looking for. However, the club is already looking for a replacement for next summer and has set its sights on Davies, the Bayern Munich full-back. Although Davies also has a contract until 2025, he refuses to renew with his current club due to interest from Real Madrid. At some point, the possibility of an exchange between both sides was considered since Mendy stands out in defense while Davies is more offensive. However, what seems clear is that the white club will try to get rid of Mendy before he is free in 2025.
The position is currently well-filled.
At Real Madrid, they are satisfied with the performance of Fran García, who has had the opportunity to demonstrate his level at the start of the season due to Mendy’s injuries. Despite a weak game against Getafe, where the nerves of the remodeled Bernabéu affected him, García has started all four games and has more than delivered. The club considers that with García they have the position covered if they sell Mendy, in addition to having other resources such as Alaba, Nacho, or Camavinga. However, they recognize the need to find competition for the young full-back.