Chelsea has officially announced the signing of goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.
The Senegalese goalkeeper has played an important part in the Rennais campaign last season.
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.’
Mendy at 6’6 brings a towering experience to the goal. He also had an impressive 76% save percentage and will be raring to start for Chelsea ahead of Kepa Arrizabalaga who has been on a horrible run of form for the last few months.
Chelsea will have to make sure Medny gets going quickly and Lampard will want to use him against West Brom this season.