Ferland Mendy Completes Real Madrid Move

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French full back, Ferland Mendy has completed a dream move to Real Madrid, making the defender the third summer addition to their squad.

Real confirmed the the highly rated left back has penned a six-year contract, with the transfer fee worth €48m (£42.7m).

The 24-year-old’s signing comes a week after Real also bought Eden Hazard from Chelsea for £88.5m and the forward Luka Jovic from Eintracht Frankfurt for £65m.

Mendy joined Lyon from Le Harve in 2017 and scored three goals in 44 appearances last season. He made his debut for France in a friendly against Uruguay in November.

Griezmann announced last month he would leave Atlético this summer after spending five seasons in the Spanish capital. Barcelona have long been linked with a move for the France forward and the 28-year-old has a release clause in his contract that the Spanish champions are reportedly ready to trigger.

While no official offer has been made, Gil Marín said he has been aware of Griezmann’s next destination for the last three months. “It’s crystal clear where he is going to play, I’ve known since March. At Barcelona,” he told the Spanish TV station Movistar Toros on Wednesday.

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