Real Madrid have decided to part ways with French left-back Ferland Mendy whose contract is set to expire in 2025, reported The Athletic on Saturday.
Mendy signed for Real Madrid in 2019 for a fee of around €48m from Lyon and he has, since then, been one of the club’s most important players as the 28-year-old played a crucial role in league victories and memorable UEFA Champions League triumph in 2022.
Despite his importance to the club, Mendy’s time at the Spanish capital was highly affected by injuries which made him miss 60 matches in five years at the club, according to Transfermarkt.com
Despite being greatly trusted by head coach Carlo Ancelotti, the club’s management has made the decision to sell him as they are aiming to strengthen the left-back position.
Since Mendy’s contract is ending in 2025, Madrid will not offer him a renewal and will look to sell him this summer to avoid losing him for free.
On the other hand, Los Blancos have been heavily pursuing Bayern Munich’s left-back Alphonso Davies and as per multiple sources, they have already made contact with the Canadian.
Davies’ contract runs out in 2025 and Bayern are not just willing to offer a new contract, they are also giving high wages but the Canadian has not yet made a decision.
Not just that, Madrid is also considering resigning their former player, Miguel Gutierrez, who is currently playing for Girona.
Gutierrez is valued at around €22 million but the Whites can sign him for just €8 million, due to a buyback clause they put in the deal.
With Fran Garcia already fighting for the left-back squad and the potential arrival of one of Davies or Gutierrez, it appears that there is no place for Mendy and everything points towards a departure after five years with the 14-time Champions League winners.