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Real Madrid spent astonishing £272.2 million for their new players during the last weeks. Besides the names of Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic, Éder Militão and Rodrygo, they also signed the 24-years-old left-back Ferland Mendy from Lyon. The Los Blancos paid £43.2 million to get the Frenchman.

Considering this, he is the second most expensive left-back in the history of football. Only the same-named Benjamin Mendy was more expensive since Manchester City transferred £51.75 million to Monaco two years ago.

This tactical analysis will show Mendy’s career up to now and will analyse his style of play.

His career so far

Born in France, Mendy is of Senegalese descent. When he was 14, he developed arthritis and spent a combined nine months in hospitals. He even was in a wheelchair and was told that he could probably never play football again. Before that, he played for the youth teams of Paris Saint-Germain. However, the young Frenchman learned how to walk again and fought his way back.

At the age of 17, he was back at his usual level, but PSG hesitated with their decision if they would keep Mendy. In light of this, the left-back decided to leave the club and joined Le Havre.

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