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Chelsea sign Edouard Mendy from Rennes

As confirmed by the club’s official website, Chelsea have completed the signing of goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from Ligue 1 side Rennes.

The 28-year-old Senegalese international has penned a five-year contract with the Blues after the club had agreed a £22m deal with the French club.

Mendy began his career at AS Cherbourg in the French third-tier where he was till 2014. He spent a year without any club, before returning to action with Marseille B in 2015 and went on to join Reims a year later.

Tipsters suggest Mendy could have an incredible career with the Blues. If you are one of those highly enthusiastic betting individuals, go in early and and make use of all the early season advantages to the best use. After all Chelsea’s summer has been super busy and considering all the signings they have made, Lampard and Co will have a strong season competing against the likes of Klopp’s heavy metal Liverpool and Guardiola’s runners up last season Manchester City.

What does Mendy bring to the club?

Mendy spent three years at the club, before signing for Rennes in the last summer transfer window. He made an immediate impact at the club, helping them finish third in Ligue 1 in 2019/20 and qualify for the UEFA Champions League.

Chelsea had been in the market for a new goalkeeper, following a series of underwhelming displays by current first-choice custodian Kepa Arrizabalaga.

The Spaniard has been error-prone throughout his stint at the club, most recently committing a major gaffe against Liverpool in the Premier League last weekend.

Kepa Arrizabalaga

Mendy is expected to push the Spanish international for the No.1 spot at Stamford Bridge.

“I’m so excited to be joining Chelsea. It’s a dream for me to be a part of this exciting squad.” (h/t BBC)

The 28-year-old becomes Chelsea’s seventh major signing of the summer following Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Malang Sarr, Thiago Silva and Kai Havertz.

With that in mind, what does the future of Kepa Arrizabalaga look like? Post your comments below.