Mendy Joins Chelsea

Mendy joins Chelsea on a five-year deal

Chelsea have completed the signing of Édouard Osoque Mendy from Ligue 1 club Rennes for a deal costing about £22million. The 28-year-old Senegalese international goalkeeper has joined the club on a five-year deal from the French club, making him Chelsea’s seventh first-team signing of the summer.

Mendy is expected to be involved in Saturday’s Premier League trip away to West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns should he pass coronavirus testing protocols. His arrival might spell the end for Kepa Arrizabalaga’s reign as first choice following a series of high-profile errors, with Willy Caballero likely to provide back-up. Nathan Baxter, who started the campaign as third-choice is likely to head out on another loan.

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