Mendy to emulate Roberto Carlos and Marcelo - Karembeu

Expectations are high for the French full-back and his compatriot has been speaking very positively about what he could become.

Mendy to emulate Roberto Carlos and Marcelo - Karembeu

Ex-Real Madrid player Christian Karembeu has given his endorsement to the club's signing of his French compatriot Ferland Mendy, who he likens to the legend that was Roberto Carlos

Mendy to emulate Carlos or Marcelo

Speaking to L'Équipe, the midfielder who played for Nantes, Samdoria, Middlesbrough and Olympiacos among others, was very positive about the potential that Los Blancos have brought to left-back. But it is also the flexibility of the 24-year old that excites.

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"I think Real Madrid's signing of Ferland Mendy is a good opportunity for both, and for Zinédine Zidane's new project. He can also play on the right side and could turn out to be the next Roberto Carlos or Marcelo," said the now retired French international.

No pressure then, Ferland.