Transfer News: Chelsea Sign Rennes Goalkeeper Edouard Mendy

Chelsea have announced the signing of Edouard Mendy from Ligue 1 club Rennes for a deal costing about £22million.

The 28-year-old has joined the club on a five-year deal from the French club, making him Chelsea’s seventh first-team signing of the summer.

Mendy is expected to be involved in Saturday’s Premier League trip away to West Bromwich Albion should he pass coronavirus testing protocols.

The Senegalese international will compete with Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero for a starting spot at Stamford Bridge.

“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 team-mates and can’t wait to get started.”

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.”


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