Ferland Mendy apparently rejected an offer from PSG when he left Lyon for Real Madrid.
24-year-old Frenchman Ferland Mendy made a 48 million Euro move this summer from Lyon to Real Madrid.
He was part of Zinedine Zidane’s new revolution at the Santiago Bernabeu.
However, the night before Real go head to head with PSG on the field in the Champions League, Mendy thought apt to share all about his summer move.
In an interview with French Network Canal+, Mendy gives a little more insight into the transfer.
“I had the chance to go to PSG back then, but frankly, I wasn’t really interested.”
“I already agreed with Lyon at the time and I had already left PSG earlier in my career after giving me the chance in their youth team.”
Mendy was released as a 20 year old by the PSG academy. It was there he went to Le Havre and developed into the player Lyon swooped up for 5 million Euros.
When he made the move from Le Havre to Lyon, PSG was rumoured to be in the picture then too.
In hindsight, Lyon was the right move for the player, as his career really took off from that point.
He made 79 appearances in two seasons in Lyon, scoring three goals and adding seven assists.
He has struggled for playing time since he arrived in Spain. He suffered an injury not long after his arrival, that forced him out of the preseason and the opening two games of the La Liga Season.
Once fit, he then played the full ninety minutes against Villarreal. Only to be dropped back to the bench and remain an unused substitute against Levante.
It is believed that Zidane still favours the experience of Marcelo at left-back at the moment.
Mendy, however, will be hoping he will now get the chance to back up his opportune interview against the team that rejected him when Real visit Parc Des Princes.
Merci à tous les supporters et au dirigeants du @realmadrid pour votre accueil. J’arrive dans le meilleur club du monde, et je compte tout donner pour la « Casa Blanca ».#HalaMadridYNadaMas pic.twitter.com/CmiJwMXTIZ
— Ferland Mendy (@ferland_mendy) June 19, 2019