These three English clubs are monitoring Ferland Mendy’s situation to sign him at the end of the season

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According to rumors, Liverpool, Arsenal, and Newcastle will reportedly compete with each other to recruit Real Madrid player Ferland Mendy this summer.

Since replacing Marcelo in the starting lineup, the France international, who joined the Spanish powerhouses from Lyon in 2019, has become Real Madrid’s first-choice left-back.

Mendy has struggled with injuries in the past two seasons despite playing in 40 league games overall, but this season he has been a mainstay in Carlo Ancelotti’s squad.

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At the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday, Real Madrid eliminated Manchester City from the Champions League. The 28-year-old played the entire 120 minutes.

However, his future at the Bernabeu is in doubt because Real Madrid is allegedly considering a high-profile summer transfer for Alphonso Davies of Bayern Munich.

If this deal goes through, Mendy might no longer be needed, especially because his contract expires at the end of the 2024–2025 season.

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Additionally, Liverpool, Arsenal, and Newcastle are all keeping an eye on the left-back’s condition ahead of the summer, according to French publication L’Equipe.

This season, all three teams have struggled at the position, with Kostas Tsimikas and Andrew Robertson both missing extended periods due to injury.

In contrast to last season, Dan Burn’s play for Newcastle has declined, and Jakub Kiwior has been more comfortable in his place at Arsenal following Jurrien Timber’s injury and Oleksandr Zinchenko’s form problems.

However, it’s said that Mendy will turn down any advances from Newcastle because of their very real chance of missing out on the Champions League next year.

According to L’Equipe, the Frenchman is a “pillar of Real Madrid” and “essential to its balance,” thus it could be surprising if he leaves given that his injury problems are, for the time being at least, behind him.

Although Davies has been offered a new contract by Bayern, he has not yet accepted; the current agreement expires in the summer.

According to ESPN, Real Madrid is prepared to spend €40 million to get the Canadian this summer, but if need be, they might hold off until the next year and sign him for free.

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Because of this, Los Blancos may opt to let go of Mendy this summer and use other players, such as Eduardo Camavinga, in that capacity before making a move for Davies.

This would be similar to their decision to let go of Karim Benzema last summer in anticipation of Kylian Mbappe’s anticipated transfer from PSG.

By Shyam
Shyam Sharma who joined SPORTS BIG NEWS in 2021. Focuses on soccer – chiefly the Premier League, LaLiga, UEFA Champions League, Liga MX and MLS. On occasion, also covers American sports, general news and entertainment. Fascinated by the language of sport – particularly the under-appreciated art of translating cliché-speak.