Real Madrid’s Ferland Mendy reveals he REJECTED the chance to join PSG… now he’s about to face them in the Champions League: ‘There was a chance… I was not really interested’
- Ferland Mendy has revealed he rejected the chance to join PSG back in 2017
- The defender spent eight years with them as a youth player before departing
- He instead chose to go to Lyon before eventually going on to join Real Madrid
- Real Madrid take on PSG in the Champions League group stages on Wednesday
Mendy, born on the outskirts of Paris, spent eight years at the Parc des Princes as a youth player before switching to Le Havre.
And when the chance came to return to PSG in 2017, Mendy was not interested and instead chose to sign for rivals Lyon.
Ferland Mendy has opened up on why he decided to reject Paris Saint-Germain back in 2017
‘There was a chance to join PSG then, but the truth is, I was not really interested,’ Mendy told French channel Canal+.
‘I had already agreed to join Lyon at that stage and I had already left PSG earlier in my career, after they had given me the opportunity in their youth teams after I thought I may need an amputation.
‘I am from Paris and my family will be at the match on Tuesday, it will be a special occasion for me.’
Mendy made his competitive debut for Zinedine Zidane’s side in the recent 2-2 draw away at Villarreal.
The 24-year-old is seen as a long-term replacement for Marcelo and is expected to provide serious competition to the Brazilian for the left-back spot this season.
Mendy rejected PSG in favour of signing for Lyon in 2017 as he chose to depart from Le Havre