Florentino Pérez is doing his homework in this summer and he has closed another signing for the next season. This time is the left-back Ferland Mendy, from Olympique Lyonnais. Los Blancos are paying €48M plus other €5M in variables for the 24-year-old French player. He will join Real Madrid until 2025, same year as Luka Jovic.
Zinedine Zidane has another player of his request in the dressing room. The coach was following Mendy very closer and even Didier Deschamps said this weekend that the progression of the footballer was stunning and he was going to join Real Madrid. After a great season with Lyon, he can step forward in his career. Next Wednesday 19th of June will be unveiled at Santiago Bernabéu stadium.
Marcelo has for the first time in some year a great competitor. The Brazilian was on the bench in many games this season due to his poor level and even Reguilón made great performances during this time. Now Los Blancos have three left backs in the squad. So either Reguilón is given on loan or Marcelo leaves, perhaps to join Juventus with his friend Cristiano Ronaldo.
Meanwhile, Florentino Pérez keeps investing money in a fresh new squad. We are only in the month of June and Real Madrid have spent €303M in signings, their all time record, beating the summer of 2009 where Xabi Alonso, Kaká or Cristiano Ronaldo arrived paying €254M.
Even if Zidane has better players in each line -Miliato is a centre back, Mendy left back, Hazard is an offensive midfielder, Rodrygo a winger and Jovic a striker-, Los Blancos are still working to get more players. The main target right now is a midfielder, especially Paul Pogba. If the French is impossible, Eriksen and Ndombélé are the other options. Now the problems will come in the exit room, because many players would need to leave the club this summer.