Author of a disappointing season at Real Madrid, Ferland Mendy could leave the Merengues this summer. That wouldn’t help matters for Eduardo Camavinga, who still doesn’t like the left-back position.
The question was posed to Real Madrid supporters, through the AS website. Which player should the Merengues get rid of this summer? Among the most cited names, we first find elements very little used by Carlo Ancelotti, such as Hazard, Mariano, Odriozola and Vallejo. But then comes Ferland Mendy.
The French left side is one of the big disappointments of the season at Real Madrid. Very often injured, he could not meet expectations, and his performances (16 La Liga matches, 5 Champions League matches) did not give enough guarantees for the future. Result, the White House would consider a possible sale of the former Lyonnais, with an obvious problem: we do not sell off a 27-year-old player, recruited for 48 million euros in 2019. But two years from the end of his contract , it’s probably the right time to find him a base, and collect a substantial check.
With the recruitment of a new centre-forward, to support or compete with Karim Benzema, the quest for reinforcements at the side seems to be Real Madrid’s summer priority. On the left, the site began with the recruitment of Fran Garcia, very good this season with Rayo Vallecano, but the 23-year-old player looks more like an understudy than a potential holder. If Mendy were to be sold, Real should therefore find a new major element in this position… or bet definitively on Eduardo Camavinga.
Traffic jam in the middle, large boulevard on the left?
Still starting in defense against Manchester City, the Frenchman continues to send the message that he prefers to play in midfield. The problem is that the competition looks terrible next season in the midfield of Real. Toni Kroos and Luka Modric will extend, Aurélien Tchouaméni will always be there, Alejandro Valverde is taking up more and more space, and the phenomenon Jude Bellingham, whose recruitment is taken for granted for the Spanish and German media, will disembark from Borussia Dortmund. There will clearly be choices to be made for large posters.
For Camavinga, the departure of Ferland Mendy would be very bad news, as it would make the temptation to replace him at left back even more obvious. What seemed totally absurd at the end of 2022 when the idea was raised by Didier Deschamps for the France team is no longer so today. To the great displeasure of the former Rennais.