Frank Lampard has just confirmed at a press conference on Tuesday that Stade Rennais goalkeeper Edouard Mendy will join Chelsea to replace 25-year-old Spanish goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Bad news for Kepa who still cannot prove under the Lampard era, the Spanish international was behind Sadio Mané’s second goal in Chelsea’s defeat against Liverpool this weekend (2 – 0) .
Edouard Mendy arrives at Chelsea to take his place. In the media for a while, it has been announced that Stade Rennais goalkeeper Edouard Mendy could join English club Chelsea this summer. Last night, RMC announced that the agreement between the Blues and Stade Rennais had been found for 24 million euros, plus 6 bonus.
In the process, the daily specified that the Senegalese goalkeeper now had to undergo his medical examination in Berlin because of the regulations linked to Covid-19 in England before signing a 5-year lease with the London club.
At a press conference on the eve of Chelsea-Barnsley, in the League Cup, Frank Lampard, Chelsea coach, today confirmed the imminent arrival of his new goalkeeper: “He is undergoing his medical examination as we speak. If all goes well, he will soon become our player ”.
Lampard also announced that his two summer rookies Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell will be in the squad for tomorrow’s game. A first since their arrival at the club.