Ferland Mendy has completed his move from Lyon to Real Madrid, signing a 6-year contract with the 13-time European champions.
The 23-year-old France international completed a medical with his new club while on international duty with France on Tuesday, after Real Madrid met Lyon’s asking price of €55m and agreed terms with the player.
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Mendy, who joined Lyon from Le Havre for just €5m back in 2017, became one of the most coveted full backs in world football thanks to his progress with Les Gones, attracting attention from both Barcelona and Juventus as well as Real Madrid.
It is understood that Los Blancos officials flew to France to negotiate with new Lyon director Juninho Pernambucano, as they hurried to come to a swift agreement for the player they hope will become Marcelo’s successor at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Mendy is already Madrid’s fifth signing of the summer after Eden Hazard, Rodrygo Goes, Eder Militao and Luka Jovic, with the club’s total transfer fee outlay currently at around €215m.