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Real Madrid defender will get Euros call-up after ‘brilliant’ second-half of the season



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En route an excellent 99-point campaign in La Liga and potentially their 15th Champions League title, Real Madrid have a squad filled to the brim with unbelievable talent and players who are unanimously considered the best in their positions.

Jude Bellingham and Vinicius Jr are already in Ballon d’Or conversations, while Toni Kroos and Federico Valverde have dominated the midfield like few others across Europe.

Daniel Carvajal has enjoyed a bit of a resurgence season himself, while Andriy Lunin has been phenomenal in the absence of Thibaut Courtois all season.

Amidst all of these brilliant performers, Ferland Mendy’s second-half of the campaign has gone under the radar. The Frenchman has bounced back from injuries and established himself as an undisputed starter for the team.

In fact, his performances have seen such a huge uptick that the option of signing Alphonso Davies has practically been ruled out by Madrid, although his renewal at Bayern Munich still seems complicated.

He also has complete backing of Carlo Ancelotti, who has, on multiple occasions called him the best ‘defensive’ left-back in the world.

If that was not enough, on the back of this, there is more good news on the horizon for Mendy.

European Championship on the horizon

According to a report by FranceInfo (h/t MadridXtra), Ferland Mendy is definitely making France’s final list for the 2024 European Championship in Germany this year.

He will be among three Madrid players that will be called up for the French NT, alongside Eduardo Camavinga and Aurelien Tchouameni.

Only Tchouameni has a definitive starting spot in this list, though, with Camavinga expected to play second fiddle to Adrien Rabiot, while Mendy fights for his place against Theo Hernandez.

Should he earn the call, it would be Mendy’s first time representing France since September 2022.

It’s been a while. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)

Madrid will likely also send Joselu, Jude Bellingham, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Antonio Rudiger, Daniel Carvajal, David Alaba, and Andriy Lunin for the tournament unless something drastic changes by the start of June.

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Real Madrid captain drops future hint – ‘Sometimes circumstances aren’t right to be a one-club man’



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Real Madrid are just days away from their highly anticipated Champions League final showdown against Borussia Dortmund.

Once the final has been played, planning for the summer transfer window will be in full swing, with the topic of arrivals and departures likely to be discussed.

One of the players facing an uncertain future is Nacho Fernandez. The Real Madrid captain has yet to disclose his future ambitions, despite nearing the end of his contract.

Nacho opens up about future

While he previously claimed that he had already made his decision, a shift in tone can be observed now, with Nacho asserting that he will soon sit with the club and his family to evaluate the best course of action

For now, the 34-year-old remains focused on the Champions League final and does not wish to draw any unnecessary attention.

“Future? The focus is on the final now. After that, I will sit with the club, Ancelotti and my family and I’ll decide what’s the best thing for me,” he told El Chiringuito.

On his way out? (Photo by Yasser Bakhsh/Getty Images)

Fernandez acknowledges the fans’ support

Additionally, the veteran centre-back claimed that he does need a grand farewell to know how much the Madrid faithful appreciate him.

“That love the fans have for Toni is the same they have for me. I don’t need a farewell to know the fans love me,” he reflected.

Nacho has devoted his entire career to Real Madrid, rising through the ranks from the youth academy and spending over two decades with the Merengues.

However, he has alluded to the possibility of perhaps donning the colours of a different jersey.

“Sometimes the circumstances are not right to be a ‘one club man’,” he cryptically claimed.

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