English Premier League giant Chelsea FC today announced the five-year contract agreed by French Club Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.
Chelsea said in a statement: “Chelsea Football Club has today completed the signing of goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from Rennes.
“The Senegalese international has penned a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge and will compete with Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero for a starting spot between the posts in the season ahead.”
Mendy, at his side, 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.”
Marina Granovskaia, Director of Chelsea, 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.”
In the Championnat National, the third tier of French football, Mendy started his career at AS Cherbourg and stayed with the Normandy-based club until 2014.
He helped Rennes to qualify last season for the Champions League for the first time, with the French team coming third in Ligue 1 and becoming the second goalkeeper after Petr Cech to join Chelsea from Rennes.