Real spent 54 million USD to buy the French left-back

Ferland Mendy is the latest deal in a shopping campaign to replace the blood of former Champions League winners.

"Real Madrid and Olympique Lyon have just reached the transfer agreement of Ferland Mendy," the Madrid team announced on the home page. "The player will be with the club for the next six seasons, until June 30, 2025. The club will celebrate Mendy at the Bernabeu on Wednesday 13 June."

Lyon also issued a confirmation confirming the transfer of 24-year-old French left-back to Real. Mendy transfer fee is 54 million USD (equivalent to 48 million euros or 42.7 million pounds). But this is only the original number, and Lyon can receive up to 5.65 million USD (five million euros), depending on Mendy's contribution in the new shirt.

Mendy is the third most expensive rookie that Real Madrid recruited in nine days, after the medal worth $ 79 million Luka Jovic, and a $ 112 million public defender Eden Hazard. Earlier, Real also bought a $ 56 million midfielder Eder Militao from Porto in March. From the beginning of July, they will welcome Rodrigo, a 17-year-old $ 52 million striker, bought from Santos in June 2018.

Mendy comes from Le Havre - the famous young football academy that trained Benjamin Mendy, Paul Pogba, Ryad Mahrez, Dimitri Payet ... This left-back started to emerge since joining Lyon in the summer of 2017. kicking 79 matches for the club in the last two seasons, scoring three goals, and helping Lyon finish third in Ligue 1 last season. Also in the 2018-2019 season, Mendy impressed with Real when he kicked all of Lyon's matches on the road to 1/8 of the Champions League.

Ferland also made three appearances for France, launching since 11/2018 when he was replaced by Benjamin Mendy in a friendly against Uruguay.

Real strongly replaced the blood this summer after the season of 2018-2019, they were empty-handed in all competitions and twice replaced, leading to Zidane's return to power. Their shopping campaign will continue, with the next goal expected to be Paul Pogba, the central midfielder priced at no less than $ 150 million.