Chelsea sign Rennes goalkeeper Mendy

Edouard Mendy

File: Goalkeeper Edouard Mendy during the French L1 football match between Reims and Rennes (SRFC) on February 17, 2019 at the Auguste Delaune stadium in Reims.

FRANCOIS NASCIMBENI / AFP

LONDON - Chelsea on Thursday announced the signing of goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from Rennes on a five-year deal.

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

READ: PSG's Di Maria gets four-match spitting ban

"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."

READ: Moyes, two players test positive for coronavirus

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."

Source
AFP