Real Madrid’s summer spending spree continues.
The club announced its fifth signing of the summer on Wednesday with French fullback Ferland Mendy agreeing to a six-year deal on a £42.7 million transfer fee. He’ll join fresh faces Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic, Eder Militao and Rodrygo at the Santiago Bernabeu.
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Mendy’s career has skyrocketed in the last two years, having emerged from the French second league to Ligue 1 side Lyon all the way to a starter on the France National team in just two years.
France head coach Didier Deschamps teased the contract in a press conference on Monday. “Ferland Mendy has grown spectacularly,” said Deschamps. “He was in Ligue 2 two years ago and now will be at Real Madrid.”
The speedster will have to prove his worth immediately, as Zidane wants Mendy to start at left-back in replacement of 31-year-old Marcelo.
So the only question left asking is who does Real Madrid buy next? Here are a few names on the table.