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Edouard Mendy Joins Chelsea As Replacement For Under-Fire Goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga

Chelsea  signs  goalkeeper Edouard Mendy  from Rennes.

Edouard Mendy has become Chelsea’s eighth signing this summer.The Blues have spent  £22million to secure the signature of the 28 year  goalkeeper from the French Ligue 1 outfit -Rennes.

Edouard Mendy, who has signed a five-year contract, is now expected to become Chelsea’s No 1 with Frank Lampard increasingly frustrated at Kepa Arrizabalaga’s high-profile mistakes.

Chelsea conceded 54 goals in 38 Premier League games last season and Lampard wants Edouard Mendy to help eradicate such a poor record.

‘I am so excited to be joining Chelsea,’Edouard Mendy told the club’s official website.

‘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.’

The senegalese Internatinal joined Rennes in 2019 Reims(French Club).Edouard Mendy has 8Caps at the Senagalese National team since he made his debut in 2018.

Things you didn’t know about Chelsea’s new signing Mendy

Chelsea have boosted their squad, by signing Senegalese goalkeeper Eduardo Mendy from Rennes,on a five year contract. The big spending blues,have secured Eduardo’s signature by meeting his £ 20 million release clause. Mendy has always been, praised for his good performance on and outside the pitch,

There is always a story behind any big success made,and looking at Mendy’s history,he learnt it the hard way.

The 28 year old had it rough, when his contract was terminated by Cherbourg who is in the French 4th tier,and spent time at the job centre after being rejected by a club in League 1. He eventually signed for Marseilles’ second team before moving to Reims,where he earned his first professional deal.

He only made his first league 1 debut in August 2018.

The following features makes Mendy a perfect replacement for Kepa.

He have strength when it comes to commanding the defenders and the entire teammates, qualities of a good leader.

Despite Mendy having weaknesses on one on one basis and lacking a good consistency,He is also good when it comes to cutting reflexes and when it comes to clearing shots especially on far post.

Honours

Reims

Senegal

Mendy joins Ben Chilwell(Leicester City),Hakim Ziyech(Ajax),Thiago Silva(PSG),Xavier Mbuyamba(Barcelona),Malang Sarr(Nice),Kai Havertz(Bayer Leverkusen) And Timo Wener(RB LLeipzig) at stamford Bridge.

 

 

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