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Real Madrid defender wants a new contract, but facing uncertain future – report

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Real Madrid have been a hub of activity in the summer thus far. Four players joined the team while four others hit the exit door. Meanwhile, several others have signed new contracts.

However, there are likely to be more departures in the coming weeks and Ferland Mendy has been one of the names linked with a move constantly.

A recent report by MARCA, the left-back is a big ‘doubt’ to continue at Real Madrid. His future is uncertain, and his physical condition especially worries the Merengues.

Mendy’s performances in the past season seem to have swayed the hierarchy towards a potential sale of the 28-year-old.

Real Madrid are willing to study offers for the Frenchman this summer because he spent the majority of the previous season battling form and fitness issues.

Meanwhile, the report also states that Mendy wants a contract renewal, which is set to expire in 2025. But Los Blancos are yet to table a new offer, deeming him as a transferable asset at the moment.

Following fluctuations in his performances and Real Madrid’s desire to obtain a more offensive full-back like Alphonso Davies, they see it fit to sell the Frenchman.

However, Mendy’s market value has dropped significantly in a way that if Real Madrid decided to sell him, it would be exceptionally difficult to recover the €50 million they signed him for.

Knowing he will be a free agent in two years, though, Madrid are likely going to urge the player to accept any incoming offers and accept a reasonable transfer fee that recovers some of the fee they paid to Lyon, his former club, back in 2019.

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Real Madrid out-of-favour defender now unlikely to leave the club

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Real Madrid missed out on the signing of Leny Yoro after deciding not to match Manchester United’s offer for the 18-year-old defender.

With the French prodigy now on his way to the Premier League, Los Blancos are assessing their options before deciding whether to sign a new centre-back or not.

As things stand, the reigning champions of Spain and Europe seem to be leaning towards relying on their existing options rather than going into the market.

Jesus Vallejo unlikely to leave

As such, MARCA reports that the likelihood of Jesus Vallejo leaving the club have now significantly reduced.

Indeed, the 27-year-old out-of-favour defender now appears more and more likely to continue at Real Madrid beyond this summer.

Set to stay. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)

Vallejo returned to the Santiago Bernabeu after finishing his loan stint at Granada during which he hardly played due to injury and fitness woes.

As such, reports suggested that Carlo Ancelotti & co. were not planning on counting on him next season, even though he was handed a new shirt number recently.

But with the Leny Yoro operation collapsing and Real Madrid not keen on recruiting anyone from the market at this point, the Spanish ace is now unlikely to leave the club.

With David Alaba still sidelined, Antonio Rudiger and Eder Militao will start the new season as the first-choice centre-back pairing and Vallejo will serve as the backup while Aurelien Tchouameni will also be an option.

Vallejo, for his part, wanted to stay put and see out his contract which expires in 2025. And, as things stand, it appears that the player will get his wish.

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