Chelsea sign goalkeeper Édouard Mendy after Kepa’s costly mistakes

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September 24, 2020 6:06:35 pm





Kepa Arrizabalaga grew to become the world’s most costly goalkeeper when he was signed by Chelsea in 2018 for 80 million euros. (Reuters)

Chelsea has signed goalkeeper Édouard Mendy to take its summer season switch window spending over $280 million, placing the longer term beginning place of Kepa Arrizabalaga unsure.

The 28-year-old Mendy has joined from French aspect Rennes, the membership stated Thursday, for a reported price of 22 million kilos ($27.75 million) on a five-year contract.

Kepa grew to become the world’s most costly goalkeeper when he was signed by Chelsea in 2018 for 80 million euros (then $93 million). But his errors in video games have develop into more and more costly for Chelsea — the newest in a 2-Zero loss to Liverpool within the second match of the Premier League season on Sunday.

The have to sign Mendy was overseen by Petr Cech, the previous Chelsea goalkeeper turned technical director. Cech additionally joined Chelsea from Rennes, 16 years in the past.

“As soon as Petr Cech and our technical team identified Édouard as the most suitable goalkeeper to complement our existing group, there was only one player we wanted to bring in,” Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia stated. “Édouard arrives following a season of real success with Rennes, he is ambitious for more, and we welcome him to our club.”

The Senegal worldwide helped Rennes qualify for the Champions League for the primary time for this season.

Chelsea’s third goalkeeper is the 38-year-old Willy Caballero.

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