Ferland Mendy, during a match

THE BARÇA OPTED BY JUNIOR FIRPO

Mendy, the side that Barça discarded and that is holder in Real Madrid

Published:19/02/2020 - 16:47h

Updated:19/02/2020 - 17:03h

Ferland Mendy Was gone on down the FC Barcelona during months to reinforce his left side, but finally descartó his signing. Now, it is to title with the Real Madrid

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In August of 2018, the FC Barcelona decided traspasar to Lucas Digne, acting left side of Jordi Alba, to the Everton and no fichar to any substitute to cover his drop. In this moment, believed convenient trust the quarry like support to the indisputable carrilero of L'Hospitalet, ero Juan Miranda did not fulfil with the expectations and the technical office decided to reinforce the position in summer of 2019.

During months, the name of Ferland Mendy, current footballer of the Real Madrid, was on of the table of the sportive direction of the FC Barcelona. In that moment, was footballer of the Olympique of Lyon and stood out a lot by his physical deployment, in a case that seemed enough to Éric Abidal, that played in the same position that Mendy, also in the Lyon, but that finish in the Barça.

However, Mendy was not the new Abidal. From the technical office, finish descartando to the French by two reasons: the first his price, that in no case would be inferior to 50 million euros for, remember, a player that would come to be acting of Jordi Alba; second, because it considered that technically it was not what the club looked for for a position in which the offensive section is vital.

In fact, the eliminatory of Champions League between FC Barcelona and Olympique of Lyon finish being the final proof that Mendy did not happen and by which finally him descartó. Finally, in summer the Real Madrid himself was had to pay the economic quantities that demanded the Olympique of Lyon and put on of the table 48 million fixed euros more other five in variables.

Recently, Yvan Him Mée, representative of the lateral Frenchman of the Real Madrid, recognised openly the contacts that there was by the player in statements to Tuttosport. "FC Barcelona, Inter and Juventus were him tanteando. But Zinedine Zidane wanted him with him and the defence of the Real Madrid is now stronger", recognised his agent.

Mendy, strong in defence but scarce in attack

To the orders of Zidane, Mendy, of 24 years, has achieved to oust to Marcelo of the titularity and do with the place. The French is showing an extraordinary physical level and defensive although, as it suspected from the FC Barcelona, is not showing be a virtuoso in his offensive contributions. Over time, in Chamartín expects that it improve in this appearance. The Barça, by his part, opted by Junior Firpo, a younger year and to half of price.

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