The Spanish news site Fichajes claims that Manchester City is contemplating making an offer for Real Madrid’s Ferland Mendy, a defensive back. Next year’s summer will likely be hectic for the English champions. They are willing to pay €60 million to join their team.
The French defender Mendy has been a major contributor to Real Madrid’s undisciplined backline this season. The team lost three points in La Liga against Villarreal because of his mistakes, and his future at the Santiago Bernabeu has been called into question. It has been reported recently that Real Madrid is considering selling him.
The 27-year-old moved to Real Madrid from French powerhouses Lyon and has had mixed results so far. He is ready to make a long-term commitment to the Merengues. However, management has no plans to pursue a renewal at this time.
The defensive abilities of Mendy have been highly praised. His development in Spain has been stymied, however, by his deficiencies in the final third of the field. If the player does not live up to his price tag, Real Madrid may consider other offers for him. Manchester City is very interested in the player’s situation.
If interested parties were willing to pay the defending European champions €60 million, the door would be open. Also, Manchester City has the resources and motivation to pay that kind of money. Guardiola had to juggle Joao Cancelo, Sergio Gomez, and Nathan Ake at left-back due to Benjamin Mendy’s unavailability. And he’ll keep looking until he finds an answer to his recurring dilemma.
The Manchester City manager has invested millions over the years to strengthen his defense, and the results have been mostly positive. The Citizens continue to compete across the board. If Ferland Mendy continues along the proper route, he will be able to improve himself.
Real Madrid is taking their time making a choice but sees promising teenager Fran Garcia of Rayo Vallecano as a potential substitute. The Spanish player was sold in the summer of 2021 after he had previously failed to make a significant impact in the senior setup. However, the Spanish giants have a buy-back clause, so they might be open to a trade in the near future because of his achievements.