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Mendy: "I am so excited to be joining Chelsea."

Chelsea sign goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from Rennes for £22m.

Edouard Mendy Rennes (Getty)
Edouard Mendy Rennes (Getty)

Chelsea have confirmed the signing of goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from Rennes for £22m on a five-year deal.

The 28-year-old will compete with goalkeepers Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero for a starting spot at Stamford Bridge this season.

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."

On signing the Senegalese, 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."

Senegal shotstopper Mendy made 34 appearances for Rennes since joining the Ligue1 club from Reims in the summer of 2019.

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