Arsenal target Ferland Mendy told he can leave Real Madrid with fee SLASHED – but agent's plans could wreck transfer | The Sun
FERLAND MENDY is reportedly available for Arsenal at a discount price – but the star's agent could complicate any move to the Emirates.
The Gunners have been previously linked to the left-back who has increasingly fallen out of favour at Real Madrid.
Carlo Ancelotti has opted to start midfielder Eduardo Camavinga in the full-back role during big games with Nacho Fernandez also being drafted in to play there.
It has left Mendy surplus to requirements at the Bernabeu and his price tag seemingly slashed.
Reports had previously suggested that Arsenal would have to find £52.5m to land the 27-year-old, whose contract runs until June 2025.
But the Mirror report that the price has now slipped to just £17.5m with the Spanish side keen to sell Mendy this summer.
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However, it may not be plain-sailing for Arsenal with the defender's agent getting involved.
The same report claims that Mendy's representatives are seeking to speak to Tottenham.
While that could present a problem for the Gunners, Mendy is believed to be keen on competing in next season's Champions League, something that is now out of Tottenham's reach.
Arsenal's two left-back are currently Oleksandr Zinchenko and Kieran Tierney.
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But the first-choice Ukrainian is out injured for the rest of the season and has suffered with knocks throughout his debut campaign at the Emirates.
While speculation surrounds Tierney's future in north London, with the likes of Newcastle linked.
Arsenal will be hoping some savvy recruitment in the summer can help them build on a brilliant season.
While they need some favours from elsewhere to pip Manchester City to the title, Mikel Arteta is still set to guide his team to their highest league position since 2016.
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