Rumoured Arsenal target, Real Madrid’s Ferland Mendy, returns to training, sparking transfer speculation. With a lowered price tag, could the Gunners swoop in?
- Arsenal have reportedly set their sights on Real Madrid’s Ferland Mendy, with the player’s price tag lowered to £17.5 million.
- Despite initially being offered to Tottenham, Arsenal’s Champions League qualification makes them a more attractive destination for Mendy.
- Mendy has returned to full training and is expected to be in contention for the LaLiga game against Getafe on Saturday.
Real Madrid’s left-back, Ferland Mendy, has returned to full training, according to L’Équipe.
The French international, who’s had a challenging season marked by frequent muscle injuries, is expected to be in contention for Madrid’s LaLiga game against Getafe on Saturday.
His last appearance was during El Clásico against Barcelona in March.
Arsenal’s hunt for left-back solution leads to Ferland Mendy
The Gunners have had their sights on Mendy since 2018, reflecting their long-standing requirement for a robust left-back.
With Mendy’s price reportedly lowered to £17.5 million, the North London side could seize the opportunity to secure a proven talent for a competitive price.
Mendy’s return to training sparks Arsenal transfer buzz
Mendy’s return to training has undoubtedly piqued Arsenal’s interest, with the Frenchman fitting into Mikel Arteta’s strategic recruitment approach that emphasises squad depth and versatility.
The 27-year-old’s versatility would provide Arteta with various options in defence and midfield.
Interestingly, Tottenham was the initial Premier League destination suggested for Mendy.
However, with the club unlikely to feature in Europe next season, let alone the Champions League, Arsenal have emerged as a more desirable destination.
Potential impact of Mendy’s transfer on Arsenal’s line-up
Should Mendy make the move to the Emirates, he would be competing with Oleksandr Zinchenko for the left-back position.
This is particularly pertinent given the uncertainty surrounding Kieran Tierney’s future at the club.
As the summer transfer window looms, Arsenal’s pursuit of Ferland Mendy could significantly bolster their bid for Premier League glory next season.
With the player back in training, fans will be eager to see how this transfer saga unfolds.