France manager Didier Deschamps has confirmed that Lyon full-back Ferland Mendy is set to join Real Madrid.
The 24-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Los Blancos this summer and the move is now expected to take place in the coming days.
Speaking in a pre-match press conference (as quoted by AS), Deschamps said: "Two years ago he [Mendy] was in the second division and now he will play at Real Madrid. His development is stunning."
The deal is worth a reported £50m with Mendy set to have a second medical with Real on Wednesday as the club has concerns about his issues with his hip. However, the France international is confident that he will be able to pass the medical.
Mendy started his career at Le Havre, where he made 51 appearances in three seasons before signing for Lyon in 2017 for approximately