The unusual case of Ferland Mendy and his Actual Madrid future

Ferland Mendy’s is a wierd case. A Actual Madrid starter virtually since his arrival in 2019, there’s a feeling that the membership continues to be evaluating his efficiency with a view to a choice on his future, both to contemplate renewing him or to place him available on the market.

In regular circumstances, Mendy‘s numbers and performances ought to have already prompted a transfer by the membership to tie down a participant who was undroppable for Zinedine Zidane and is now undroppable for Carlo Ancelotti. There have been contacts, however little extra.

Actual Madrid’s flurry of renewals

It’s shocking that Mendy has been omitted of Actual Madrid‘s huge renewal plan. In the summertime of 2021 they renewed Luka Modric, Lucas Vazquez, Nacho Fernandez, Dani Carvajal, Thibaut Courtois, Karim Benzema, Fede Valverde and Casemiro.

Final summer time they adopted the identical path with Eder Militao, Vinicius and Rodrygo, three strategic gamers for the long run venture.

Nevertheless, there was no information concerning the French full-back, who finishes his contract in 2025 (like Militao and Rodrygo earlier than renewing).

Doubts about Mendy’s health

It’s no secret that it’s laborious to switch Marcelo, who was a key a part of Actual Madrid’s latest success.

There has additionally been speak about his bodily situation. An undisputed starter, Mendy performed 35 video games out of 56 (62 p.c) final season, 38 out of 52 (73 p.c) in 2020/21 and 32 out of 51 (63 p.c) in 2019/20.

That’s three seasons wherein he suffered eight accidents that stored him out for 277 days. Notably worrying was the tibial periostitis that stored him out for 106 days and which the membership adopted with some concern.

Nevertheless, this season he has put his bodily issues behind him and is likely one of the few gamers who has not been injured, taking part in 17 of the 21 video games (81 p.c) and being accessible for all matches.

Regardless of his clear high quality, he’s the one participant in Actual Madrid‘s typical beginning XI who doesn’t function often for his nationwide crew and who won’t be in Qatar, with out counting Toni Kroos, who has retired from worldwide soccer, and David Alaba, whose Austria aspect didn’t qualify.

It is actually a wierd case, contemplating he’s the beginning left-back for the Spanish and European champions.