France coach Didier Deschamps has said Lyon left-back Ferland Mendy will join Real Madrid this summer.
Speaking during a press conference,Deschamps revealed the full-back is at the verge of completing his move.
”Mendy had a monumental progression, he has ambition and a lot of skill, and in two years he has gone from playing in Ligue 2 to signing for Real Madrid”, said Deschamps.
L’ Équipe have reported that Ferland Mendy had been undergoing a medical with Real Madrid before.
No detail in terms of fee agreed between the two clubs was made available, although Lyon are said to value their player at €50m with Madrid’s opening offer coming in at €30m.
The dual nationality player has received comparisons with current Madrid full-back Marcelo, whom Zinedine Zidane reportedly wants to provide competition too.