Premier League giants, Chelsea in the end actually recruited a new goalkeeper. This figure is Edouard Mendy, who is undergoing a medical before completing his move to Stamford Bridge.
This London club has indeed been rumored to be recruiting a new goalkeeper since last season. This is related to the fact that the performance of their flagship goalkeeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga continues to decline.
In fact, Chelsea has also been linked with a number of top goalkeepers, but in the end the hunt for the Chelsea goalkeeper began to shrink to one name, he is Edouard Mendy.
For information, Edouard Mendy is a 28-year-old goalkeeper from France who has performed brilliantly with Rennes during the last few seasons.
After being silent on the issue, coach Frank Lampard finally confirmed the player’s arrival. Currently, Mendy is undergoing medical tests before officially joining.
“He [Mendy] is undergoing a medical at the moment. If this medical test goes well, then he will be a Chelsea player.” explained Lampard at a press conference.
Obviously, the arrival of the new goalkeeper has made the public question the fate of Kepa Arrizabalaga. Moreover, in the match against Liverpool yesterday, the man from Spain made a fatal blunder which led to Sadio Mane’s goal.
However, coach Frank Lampard emphasized that Mendy’s arrival did not necessarily mean that Kepa was dropped from the main squad.
“Competition is something regular. We brought Mendy so that there is competition in this team, and each player determines his own fate.”
“I think this is the most difficult position, because of the attitude of a person. I sometimes have to sympathize. Last year I made several changes, and there are different ways of thinking. But we always want to have the best performance.” he said.
So far there has been no official release, either regarding the deal and the transfer value, but it is believed that Chelsea paid 24 million Euros to get Mendy’s services.
As for the contract matter, the 28-year-old player will soon sign a five-year contract at Stamford Bridge.
Many believe that Edouard Mendy has better quality than Kepa and Caballero.