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Real Madrid full-back expected a new contract offer from club, summer exit possible

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According to a report from MARCA, Real Madrid defender Ferland Mendy was expecting a new and improved contract offer from the club, given his status within the team.

The Frenchman arrived at the Santiago Bernabeu in 2019 from Olympique Lyon and gradually replaced Marcelo as the first-choice left-back, becoming an important player for former manager Zinedine Zidane and now under Carlo Ancelotti.

While there has been some criticism about his attacking contributions, Mendy’s solidity and reliability at the back have made him an asset for the Italian tactician.

The French international has been sidelined with an injury since late January, and Los Blancos have struggled to fill the void left by his absence, with Ancelotti calling on David Alaba, Eduardo Camavinga and Nacho, albeit to mixed results.

Mendy’s current contract with Real Madrid runs until the summer of 2025. But the left-back was understood to be expecting a new offer from the club as his existing deal does not adequately represent his importance within the side.

However, there has been no movement from the club on this front, with the Merengues focused on resolving the futures of players whose contracts run out this summer.

It has opened up the door for Mendy to potentially leave Real Madrid come the summer transfer window – a possibility that the La Liga champions are not closing their doors on.

In the scenario that the full-back wants to leave, he will not have a shortage of suitors as the report indicates that clubs in the Premier League and Serie A are interested in him.

Real Madrid have already executed the buyback option on Fran Garcia to re-sign him from Rayo Vallecano in a €5 million deal.

Furthermore, there have been recent links to former Barcelona defender Alejandro Grimaldo, who will be a free agent in the summer. He could be seen as an option in case Mendy decides to seek an exit from the Santiago Bernabeu.

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PSG defender could follow Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid in the summer of 2025

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As PSG brace for the departure of Kylian Mbappe, it is set to mark a before and after in the history of the French club.

All signs point towards the 25-year-old superstar signing for Real Madrid on a free transfer, with an agreement between the two parties getting closer.

And, it may so happen that another PSG star might follow Mbappe to the Santiago Bernabeu, albeit a year later in 2025.

Hakimi could return to Real Madrid

Indeed, according to Mundo Deportivo, Achraf Hakimi could opt to leave PSG in the summer of 2025 and Real Madrid would be a likely destination for the Moroccan right-back.

Hakimi, a former Real Madrid academy graduate, has enjoyed success in Paris since joining them from Inter Milan.

However, the Moroccan international will enter the final year of his contract in 2025, with the deal expiring in 2026. And, both the player and the club could opt to part ways then if a new contract is not agreed upon.

And a return to Real Madrid could be on the cards for Hakimi. He is a player very well considered by Carlo Ancelotti.

The ex-Inter Milan man would also come to reinforce the right-back position, which currently has Dani Carvajal and Lucas Lucas Vazquez, whose contract expires at the end of the season, but could be offered a one-year extension.

Furthermore, Hakimi would be keen to return to the Spanish capital and would even be willing to reduce his current salary, which is over €10 million net. The lure of playing with Mbappe, one of his closest friends, will also be a major appealing factor.

As for Real Madrid, they need to soon find a long-term heir to Carvajal and a player like Hakimi, entering his prime years and familiar with the club could prove to be a shrewd signing.

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