Ferland Mendy, France international, joins Real Madrid from Lyon

Ferland Mendy, France international, joins Real Madrid from Lyon

- Ferland Mendy has completed a big move to Spanish club Real Madrid from Lyon

- The left back is expected to give Brazilian star Marcelo a competition at the Bernabeu

- Mendy signed a six-year contract for Real Madrid and will be presented to fans next month

Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid have announced the signing of France international Ferland Mendy from Lyon and the left back is expected to be unveiled at the Bernabeu on July 1.

According to the report on UK Sun, the 24-year-old defender has signed a six-year contract for Real Madrid.

Mendy joined Lyon from Le Havre in 2017 and made 79 appearances for the Ligue 1 club in two seasons.

The versatile defender also played in every game of their Champions League run to the last-16 last season.

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Real Madrid manager Zidane wants Mendy to come in to compete with Marcelo after a breakout season in Ligue 1 as the player made a total of 44 appearances across all competitions.

His arrival means that some left-backs will have to leave as Real Madrid already have Sergio Reguilon, Theo Hernandez and even Achraf Hakimi who can also play in the same wing.

Mendy however joins Belgian football star Eden Hazard who also recently joined Real Madrid in a big move from Premier League side Chelsea.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Real Madrid new signing Eden Hazard is set to become the club's second most paid player as he will earn about $10 million a year.

The Belgian star recently completed a five year move to Los Blancos from Chelsea in a deal valued around £88 million but will rise to about 130 million owing to add on and other packages.

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