Real Madrid have confirmed the signing of Lyon left-back Ferland Mendy for £47.1m on a six-year deal.
The French international has long been linked with Los Blancos, but Lyon had only recently denied reports suggesting a deal had already been done.
Mendy signs for Real Madrid: Five things to know…
- Ferland Mendy joined Lyon from Le Havre in 2017.
- Since then he has made 79 appearances in all competitions, with performances attracting Real Madrid.
- Lyon had recently denied claims they had agreed a deal with Los Blancos for the left-back.
- France manager Didier Deschamps then let the news of Mendy’s move slip on Tuesday.
- And Real Madrid have now announced the signing of Mendy, on a six-year deal.
Rumours of the deal then took another step when France manager Didier Deschamps let slip the move speaking after Les Bleus’ 4-0 win over Andorra.
“Two years ago, he was in the second division and now he will play at Real Madrid,” Deschamps said.
“He can play on either side and his development is stunning.”
And now Real Madrid have confirmed Mendy’s signing, releasing a statement on their official website which read: “Real Madrid C. F. and Olympique Lyonnais have agreed the transfer of Ferland Mendy.
“The player has signed a contract with the club for the next six seasons, running to the 30th of June 2025.
“Mendy will be presented on Wednesday the 19th of June at 1:00pm CEST in the VIP box at the Santiago Bernabéu.
“Mendy will then set foot on the Santiago Bernabéu pitch for the first time wearing a Real Madrid C.F. jersey and speak to the press.”
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Mendy is already Real Madrid’s fifth new signing of the summer, with Los Blancos looking to quickly improve on a squad which underperformed last season.
The Frenchman joins Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic, Eder Militao and Rodrygo Goes as new arrivals at the Santiago Bernabeu, and the spending may not stop there.