With Real Madrid keen for Ferland Mendy to have a second medical, the signing of the left-back may not be confirmed until early next week.
Real Madrid have an agreement in place to sign Ferland Mendy from Olympique Lyon, but want the French international left-back to undergo a second medical before they conclude the transfer – a state of affairs that looks like pushing any announcement of a deal until Monday.
Madrid want a second look at Mendy hip
Having agreed the financial terms of the move, Lyon were keen to confirm the deal right away, but with doubts still lingering at Madrid over Mendy’s recovery from a hip injury that kept him out of action in March and April, Los Blancos’ medical staff would like to carry out more detailed tests on the affected area before giving the green light to the 23-year-old’s signing.
However, Mendy is currently on international duty with France in Turkey, and is unavailable for such a procedure until after Les Bleus return home from their Euro 2020 qualifier against Senol Günes men at the Torku Arena in Konya on Saturday evening.
55-million-euro fee agreed with Lyon
Madrid are set to pay a fee of around 55 million euros for Mendy, who head coach Zinedine Zidane had identified as the ideal man to provide competition to current first-choice left-back Marcelo. Current understudy Sergio Reguilón is expected to leave on loan this summer, while Theo Hernández – who spent 2018/19 at Real Sociedad – is also not in Zidane’s plans.