Ferland Mendy back in full training with Real Madrid

Real Madrid left-back and France international Ferland Mendy (27) has resumed full training with Real Madrid on Thursday, according to L’Équipe. The former Lyon defender has struggled this season with frequent muscle injuries, and has only featured in 25 games in all competitions with Los Blancos.

Mendy is expected to be in contention for the LaLiga game against Getafe on Saturday. The 27-year-old’s last game with Real Madrid was during El Clásico against Barcelona in March, for a 28-minute cameo. L’Équipe adds that Mendy’s injury record is a stumbling block for the Real Madrid hierarchy in terms of rewarding the Frenchman with a contract extension. Mendy is tied to Los Blancos with a contract due to expire in 2025.

In Mendy’s absence, France international Eduardo Camavinga (20) is Carlo Ancelotti’s top choice to fill in at left-back. The Stade Rennais youth academy graduate has impressed in this new role, although he does not relish the idea of playing at left-back. Camavinga was one of the more impressive Real Madrid players during their midweek Champions League semi-final first leg against Manchester City (1-1).

GFFN | Bastien Cheval

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