PSG eyeing Ferland Mendy swoop

Paris Saint-Germain will reportedly look to poach Real Madrid for 28-year-old defensive mainstay Ferland Mendy this summer.

According to a report by Spanish outlet Defensa Central, Ferland Mendy is the subject of interest from Paris Saint-Germain. The newly-crowned Ligue 1 champions are scouring the market for a left-back heading into the summer transfer window. The 28-year-old Real Madrid mainstay has emerged as a target for PSG as they look to exact revenge for Kylian Mbappe’s impending move to the Santiago Bernabeu.

How has Ferland Mendy fared at Real Madrid?

Ferland Mendy has been on a rollercoaster ride since joining Real Madrid from Lyon half a decade ago. Los Blancos paid around €48 million to sign the Frenchman, who hit the ground running at the Santiago Bernabeu. He immediately usurped Marcelo as the first-choice left-back and has maintained that role throughout his spell at Real Madrid.

However, the 28-year-old has seen his stock drop in the last few years due to his recent fitness issues. Those persistent muscle injuries severely impacted the player’s performance levels. However, Mendy has recovered well this season, with Carlo Ancelotti reinvigorating him in the 2023/24 campaign.

Mendy has been a mainstay at the back for Real Madrid this season, amassing 2,655 minutes of game time across 35 appearances. However, the French full-back faces an uncertain future at the Bernabeu as he will enter the final year of his contract on July 1. Such a situation has captured the attention of several high-profile clubs, including Paris Saint-Germain.

PSG move beckons?

The Ligue 1 champions hold a long-standing interest in Ferland Mendy, having also previously considered signing him. PSG’s continued eagerness to sign the Frenchman likely stems from Lucas Hernandez’s long-term injury. In addition, Nuno Mendes has suffered a few fitness issues in the last two years.

Mendy has thus emerged as a viable target for PSG, with Nasser Al-Khelaifi plotting revenge on Real Madrid for snatching Kylian Mbappe from his club. While Mbappe is yet to officially complete his move to Real Madrid, he has already confirmed his departure from Parc des Princes.

However, a move for Mendy will unlikely see the light of day, with Ancelotti holding him in high regard and Real Madrid looking to tie him to a new contract. It will be interesting to see if PSG can turn the 28-year-old French full-back’s head in the coming weeks.

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