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Real Madrid defender Ferland Mendy claims he rejected Paris Saint-Germain

Ferland Mendy claims he rejected PSG
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Real Madrid defender Ferland Mendy reveals that he rejected a potential move to French champions Paris Saint-Germain in 2017, choosing rivals Lyon instead.

Real Madrid defender Ferland Mendy has revealed that he rejected a potential move to French champions Paris Saint-Germain in 2017.

The 24-year-old spent eight years at the Parc des Princes as a youth player before moving to Le Havre in 2013.

Mendy left the Normandy club in 2017 for Ligue 1 side Lyon before his move this summer to the Spanish capital.

Speaking to Canal+ ahead of Wednesday's Champions League clash between Madrid and PSG, Mendy said: "There was a chance to join PSG [in 2017], but the truth is, I was not really interested.

"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."

The French international made his competitive debut for Zinedine Zidane's side in their recent 2-2 draw with Villarreal.

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