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Real Madrid looking to sell €25 million-rated defender to generate cash



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There has been significant movement in the Real Madrid camp this summer. The club have lost the services of Karim Benzema, Mariano Diaz, Eden Hazard and Marco Asensio so far, gaining the likes of Jude Bellingham, Joselu and Fran Garcia in the process.

However, there is a fundamental difference between the two transactions. The arrivals have cost the club close to €110 million in transfer fees while all four departures went through as free transfers. The discrepancy is worrying.

According to reports from AS, Real Madrid are looking to rectify the deficit to the best of their capacity. Of the players in the squad, Ferland Mendy is seen as the best placed to depart.

The club are anticipating a big offer from Saudi Arabia for the French left-back and would not hesitate to sell him given his recent displays. However, this is just yet another case of Carlo Ancelotti and the club adminstration failing to see eye to eye

After suffering a dire lack of options at left-back last season, the Italian manager wishes to keep Mendy in his dynamics for the upcoming season. Fran Garcia will be the first-choice starter, but the Frenchman would act as a quality replacement.

The club, however, see the player as a saleable asset and hopes to recoup as much of the €50 million spent on his signing as possible. Mendy’s market value stands at €25 million, and the offer from the Middle East could reach that figure.

Given that Los Blancos prioritise Alphonso Davies’ arrival this summer or the next, Mendy’s prominence will only stoop lower in the seasons to come. His contract runs out in 2025, and this could be Real Madrid’s final chance to sell him for a high fee.

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Real Madrid full-back never considered summer exit, would retire at club if given chance



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Ferland Mendy finds himself in a difficult situation at Real Madrid. The Frenchman has struggled with injury and fitness woes for a large part of the past year, leading to doubts over his future at the club.

In fact, it had been reported that Los Blancos were considering selling Mendy during the summer transfer window earlier this year itself.

But, such a move did not materialise and the 28-year-old has stayed put at the Santiago Bernabeu although reports suggest that he is likely to be on the move next year.

Mendy would retire at Real Madrid if he could

Despite there having been numerous reports about his future in the summer, The Athletic reports that Mendy did not consider the possibility of an exit at any point.

In fact, the report adds that if given a chance, the 28-year-old defender would retire at Real Madrid.

Mendy’s contract with Los Merengues expires in 2025 and he is understood to be seeking a renewal for a while now, but there has been no move made by the club.

The injuries that the 28-year-old has picked up are understood to be a major deterrent for Real Madrid, which is why they are already looking to reinforce the left-back position with Alphonso Davies next year.

Mendy enjoys Ancelotti’s trust

Ancelotti trusts Ferland Mendy. (Photo by ANDER GILLENEA/AFP via Getty Images)

Despite the non-stop speculations surrounding him, Mendy continues to enjoy the full trust of manager Carlo Ancelotti.

Indeed, as per the report, the Italian tactician has informed the Frenchman that he is the left-back that best fits the defensive requirements needed in the team.

Ancelotti’s decision to bench Fran Garcia in the UEFA Champions League game even though Mendy was unavailable and start David Alaba at left-back was taken as an indicator within the dressing room that the Frenchman remains the first-choice in the position.

So, it remains to be seen how the situation unfolds over the coming months, especially with Ancelotti’s future also uncertain as his contract expires in 2024.

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