BREAKING: Deschamps confirms Lyon star will join Real Madrid



France coach Didier Deschamps has confirmed that Lyon left-back Ferland Mendy will join Real Madrid.

During the press conference, France coach Didier Deschamps has confirmed that Lyon left-back Ferland Mendy will join Real Madrid.

“Mendy had a monumental progression, he has ambition and a lot of skill, and in two years he has gone from playing in Ligue2 to signing for Real Madrid”, said Deschamps.

L’ Équipe have reported that Ferland Mendy had been undergoing a medical with Real Madrid before.

The fresh report does not detail the fee between the two clubs, although Lyon are said to value their player at €50m with Madrid’s opening offer coming in at €30m.

Mendy, who has dual nationality with Senegal, has received comparisons with current Madrid full-back Marcelo, whom Zinedine Zidane reportedly wants to provide competition too.