France national team coach Didier Deschamps has dropped a bombshell about Real Madrid deal for defender Ferland Mendy.
Deschamps heaped praise on the Lyon left-back for his tremendous form last season as well as breaking into the Les Bleu squad following a good season with Ligue 1 outfit Lyon.
"Two years ago he was playing in the French second division.
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"Now he is on the verge of joining Real Madrid.
"He has come on so much in terms of his development, and he can play both left and right back."
Mendy has been widely linked with a move to Real Madrid, as part of Zinedine Zidane's big-money transfer overhaul of his first team this summer and he is expected to arrive in a €35m move from Ligue 1 side Lyon.
Mendy signing will necessitate the departure of either Marcelo or Sergio Reguilon, the Brazilian defender is likely to stay in short term and the academy graduate might be loaned out.