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.


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.

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"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."

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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."