Manchester United is reportedly interested in signing Real Madrid left-back Ferland Mendy in the current transfer window, according to Spanish media site Fichajes, as Erik Ten Hag tries to bolster his defensive options ahead of the 2022/23 season.
‘The Red Devils are looking to improve their defense for next season, and Ferland Mendy, with his propensity to win individual duels, is an intriguing alternative. He has the ability to succeed in the Premier League and would be a good fit for Erik Ten Hag. ‘Alex Telles or Luke Shaw must come out first,’ according to the report’s translated translation.
David Alaba will switch to left-back with the acquisition of Antonio Rudiger from Chelsea, with Eder Militao and Dani Carvajal already taking the remaining positions in Carlo Ancelotti‘s back four. As a result, Real Madrid will contemplate selling Ferland Mendy for around 48 million euros, the same amount they paid to sign him from Olympique Lyonnais. Simultaneously, the France international does not want to be relegated to a supporting position ahead of the Qatar World Cup in 2022, therefore a transfer could be in the works.