English Premier League side Chelsea FC have completed the signing of goalkeeper Edouardo Mendy from French club Rennes on a five-year deal.
In a statement, Chelsea said: “Chelsea Football Club has today completed the signing of goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from Rennes.
“The Senegalese international has penned a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge and will compete with Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero for a starting spot between the posts in the season ahead.”
On his side, Mendy said: “I am so excited to be joining Chelsea. It’s a dream for me to be a part of this exciting squad and to work with Frank Lampard and all of his coaching staff. I look forward to meeting my team-mates and can’t wait to get started.”
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: ‘As soon as Petr Cech and our technical team identified Edouard as the most suitable goalkeeper to complement our existing group, there was only one player we wanted to bring in. Edouard arrives following a season of real success with Rennes, he is ambitious for more, and we welcome him to our club.”
Mendy began his career at AS Cherbourg in the Championnat National, the third tier of French football, and remained with the Normandy-based club until 2014.
He helped Rennes qualify for the Champions League for the first time last season, with the French club finishing third in Ligue 1 and becomes the second goalkeeper to join Chelsea from Rennes after Petr Cech.