December 5, 2020


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Chelsea Sign Rennes Goalkeeper Edouard Mendy In £22m Deal!

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Chelsea have completed the signing of goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from Ligue 1 outfit Rennes in a £22m deal.

The Senegalese international, 28, has penned a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge and is expected to become Chelsea’s No 1 ahead of Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero.

After signing his long-term contract with the Blues, Mendy said: ‘I am so excited to be joining Chelsea. It’s a dream for me to be a part of this exciting squad and to work with Frank Lampard and all of his coaching staff. I look forward to meeting my team-mates and can’t wait to get started.’

On signing Mendy, Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: ‘As soon as Petr Cech and our technical team identified Edouard as the most suitable goalkeeper to complement our existing group, there was only one player we wanted to bring in. Edouard arrives following a season of real success with Rennes, he is ambitious for more, and we welcome him to our club.’

Edouard Mendy becomes Chelsea’s seventh signing after the arrival of Hakim Ziyech (Ajax) Malang Sarr (Nice) Ben Chilwell (Leicester) Thiago Silva (PSG), Timo Werner ( RB Leipzig ), and Kai Havertz ( Bayern Leverkusen

Mendy has been one of the standout goalkeepers in Ligue 1 and recorded the second highest save percentage of any keeper in the French top flight last season, while Kepa finished bottom of the same rankings in the Premier League.

Kepa made glaring errors in both of Chelsea’s opening league games this season, against Brighton and Liverpool, including a disastrous pass cut out by Liverpool forward Sadio Mane which resulted in the Reds’ second goal.

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