Transfer news: Real Madrid close to completing Ferland Mendy signing

David Cooper - Writer 12:55 04/06/2019
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Ferland Mendy.

Real Madrid are close to securing a deal for Ferland Mendy, Spanish outlet AS has reported.

Los Blancos are hoping to confirm the signing from Lyon sometime this week, the report stated, as Zinedine Zidane looks to retool his squad after a disappointing season.

The France left-back, who has been capped be Les Bleus twice, has agreed to a move to Madrid and is expected to undergo a medical in the next few days.

New Lyon sporting director Juninho Pernambucano has agreed to Mendy’s switch to the Santiago Bernabeu.

According to the report,  Zidane and his assistant David Bettoni want Mendy to ‘compete’ with Marcelo, who endured a lacklustre season as Real finished way off the pace of Barcelona in La Liga and were sent crashing out of the Champions League by Ajax.

Furthermore, Real’s other left-back option –  Sergio Reguilón –  is set to leave on loan.

Mendy has made 79 appearances for Lyon and made his debut for world champions France last November.

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