On September 24, Beijing time, Chelsea officially announced that Rennes goalkeeper E-Mendy had joined the team and the two sides signed a five-year contract. According to Sky Sports, Mendy’s transfer fee is 22 million pounds.
Mendy, 28, is 1.97m tall and is an active Senegal national. In the 2019-20 season, Mendy played 33 times on behalf of Rennes and completed 13 games with zero seals. Mendy was not the first goalkeeper Chelsea introduced from Rennes. In the summer of 2004, the Blues signed Cech from Rennes.
Speaking of joining the Blues, Mendy said: "I am very happy to join Chelsea. Being a member of this exciting team, working with Lampard and his coaching staff, is a great thing for me. Dream. I look forward to meeting my teammates and can’t wait to start the game."
Chelsea CEO Granovskaya said: "When Cech and our technical team decided that Edward was the most suitable goalkeeper for our existing team, we just wanted to bring him in. Edward Mendy was in Rendu Came here after a successful season and he is eager to win more. We welcome him to join our club."
Although the Premier League has just finished two rounds in the new season, the Spanish goalkeeper Kepa has already conceded 2 goals due to a personal error, and made a huge error in the game against Liverpool, directly "assisting" Mane to score.
Former Manchester United star and current Sky Sports commentator Gary Neville directly fired, saying that if Chelsea's goalkeeper still plays like this, then they will never have a chance to win the league championship.