Chelsea signs Edouard Mendy as new Goalkeeper

Chelsea signs Edouard Mendy as new Goalkeeper

Chelsea have a new goalkeeper in the person of Edouard Mendy to give competition to the underperforming Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Mendy’s signing was confirmed on Thursday after weeks of transfer speculations. He has joined from Rennes, signing a five-year contract.

The signing of the 28-year-old is welcome news for Blues fans, after losing faith in their record signing Kepa. The Spaniard has lost confidence and has been committing mistakes since last season.

Last weekend, he was at fault for the second goal scored by Liverpool as the champions defeated Chelsea 2-0 in the Premier League.

About Edouard Mendy:

Édouard Osoque Mendy (born 1 March 1992) is a Senegalese professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League club Chelsea and the Senegal national team.

Mendy joined the youth academy of Le Havre AC at the age of 13. After being stuck behind Zacharie Boucher in the talent pool, Mendy dropped down levels to play with CS Municipaux Le Havre.

He started his professional career at AS Cherbourg, who were then in the Championnat National, the third tier of the French football league system.

He stayed in Cherbourg until the summer of 2014. It was then that Olympique Marseille took a gamble on Mendy and signed him to their team.

He played the 2015–16 season on Marseille’s reserve team, but was again stuck behind another talent, in this case it was Florian Escales that played ahead of him on the Marseille B team READ MORE.

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