The Senegalese international has signed a five-year contract at Stamford Bridge, after completing a £22million switch from French side Rennes, and will now look to usurp Kepa Arrizabalaga as Blues’ No.1

Chelsea have completed the signing of goalkeeper Edouard Mendy after keeping tabs on the stopper for almost three years.

Mendy, 28, has penned a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge, after sealing a £22million move from French side Rennes.

It completes a remarkable rise for Mendy, who at 22 was released by French third-tier side Cherbourg and contemplated walking away from the game.

Now he will challenge under-fire Kepa Arrizabalaga for the No.1 jersey, with the Spaniard coming under more pressure following another error-strewn showing against Liverpool on Sunday.

“I am so excited to be joining Chelsea, said Mendy.

“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 teammates and can’t wait to get started.”

Former Chelsea ‘keeper Petr Cech, now the club’s technical and performance advisor, has played a prominent role in securing Mendy’s arrival. Continue reading

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