EPL: Arteta to sign Real Madrid star for Arsenal
Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta is reportedly set to sign Real Madrid defender Ferland Mendy this summer.
Arsenal have fallen short in their push to win the Premier League title this season, but Arteta’s side have secured a spot in the 2023/2024 Champions League.
Arteta is keen to bolster his squad in the coming months, with the addition of Champions League experience a priority for him.
Mendy has emerged as a possible option, with Real Madrid willing to offload the Frenchman, due to his injury record over the past year.
According to Daily Mirror, the Los Blancos are open to selling Mendy for around £17.5million, which would come within Arteta’s transfer budget for the summer.
Arteta is planning a defensive reshuffle this summer transfer window, with Oleksandr Zinchenko potentially moved into midfield, with Mendy a possible direct replacement for the Ukraine international at left-back.
Kieran Tierney has been linked with a move away from Arsenal after growing frustrated with his role as Zinchenko’s deputy this season.