Real Madrid has taken a huge step to secure the signature of Ligue 1 star after stepping up their bid.
Real Madrid directors are looking to wrap a deal for Lyon defender Ferland Mendy after they up their bid for the left-back.
Los Blancos are set to inject young blood into the team with the performance of Marcelo below par last season and it seems the club is close to signing one of the world most exciting young defender this summer.
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Real Madrid has reached an agreement with defender Mendy and they are set to offer Lyon a figure around €40M plus other variables, according to SoccerLink.
The report says Mendy has agreed on a personal deal with Real Madrid and he is keen on join forces with Zinedine Zidane’s men next season.
He is tipped to be the starter ahead of Marcelo, the club might equally decide to cash in on the Brazilian and retain Sergio Reguilon as a back up to the French defender.
Mendy, 23, was impressive last season for Lyon three goals and three assists in all competitions for the Ligue 1 outfit, he would be a good addition to Real Madrid.