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Real Madrid unsure whether to renew or sell defender seen as ‘untouchable’ by Ancelotti

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While there is nothing wrong happening with regard to left-back Ferland Mendy, Real Madrid seem to have gotten themselves in a troubling state at the moment.

As reported by MARCA, the Madrid management is still evaluating Mendy’s performances despite the fact that he has been an unassailable presence at the left-back spot since arriving from Lyon in 2019.

However, the fact that he is still being compared to Marcelo is doing no good for everyone involved. For now, Mendy’s ongoing deal with the team runs until 2025, meaning that there is no reason to make an instant decision.

At the same time though, it is a bit troubling to think that the 27-year-old was left out of the massive renovation that was carried out in the summer of 2021 where the likes of Luka Modric, Lucas Vazquez, Nacho, Dani Carvajal, Thibaut Courtois, Karim Benzema and Federico Valverde renewed their contracts.

This past summer, the likes of Eder Militao, Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo followed suit, but as it seems, Real Madrid are still uncertain about what to do with Mendy. As of today, they don’t know whether to sell him or renew his deal further.

Once again, under normal circumstances, there is nothing wrong with the player as he played 35 of the 56 games last season for the team. During the 2020-21 season, he played 38 of the 52 games and in his debut campaign, was part of 32 outings out of a total of 51 games.

During his three-and-a-half seasons with the team, Mendy has suffered eight injuries that have kept him out for 277 days. This season, however, he has overcome his physical limitation by playing 17 out of the possible 21 games across all competitions while being available in all the fixtures.

The report claims that the 27-year-old is an ‘untouchable’ for Carlo Ancelotti, but is seen as a weak link in the lineup by many. So, despite his standing in the manager’s plans, Mendy’s future at the Santiago Bernabeu remains unclear.

While everything looks perfectly fine from the top, the issue at hand is pretty much serious mostly because if Madrid rope in a new left-back like Fran Garcia next summer, the probability of which is pretty much high, the uncertainty about Mendy and his future will only increase.

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  1. Elisha

    November 14, 2022 at 11:58 am

    My question is he really the weakness of our team?

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Real Madrid midfielder set to sign a four-year contract with the club

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In a major development, journalist Tomas Gonzalez-Martin is reporting that Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos has decided to sign a new contract with the club and will pen a four-year deal to stay at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The 26-year-old midfielder’s current contract with Real Madrid stands to expire at the end of the season. And there had been conflicting reports over whether he would be offered a new deal by the Merengues.

But the Spaniard has managed to turn things around spectacularly in recent weeks, putting up top displays one after the other, helping Real Madrid emerge out of a poor run at the start of the new year.

It has convinced the club to hand him a new contract and it seems like things are moving swiftly on the renewal front for Ceballos.

Indeed, as per the update from Tomas Gonzalez-Martin, Real Madrid have decided to offer him a new four-year contract that will keep him at the club until the summer of 2027. It will see the midfielder receive an improved salary to the one that he is currently earning.

And Ceballos has decided to sign the deal. The former Real Betis ace has always maintained that he wants to continue at the Bernabeu beyond the current campaign. And the two parties could now be close to shaking hands on a new contract.

Ceballos joined Real Madrid from Real Betis back in 2017, arriving as one of the most talented young midfielders in La Liga. However, he found the going tough initially, thanks to the hegemony of the midfield trio of Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, and Casemiro.

The Spaniard spent a couple of seasons on loan at Arsenal before returning to the club in 2021. If not for an injury while away at the Tokyo Olympics, Ceballos could have been sold that year.

Having returned to action in January last year, he has slowly but surely gained importance in Carlo Ancelotti’s plans. And he is now set to be rewarded with a new four-year contract by the champions of Spain and Europe.

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