Edouard Mendy will be the new Chelsea goalkeeper in a couple of days is no more news as it has been is confirmed again and again. He’s joining on a permanent deal from Rennes, Mendy’s final fee is around €24m.
However, the new Chelsea goalkeeper personal terms is expected to be agreed by weeks.
The deal was done by days. Chelsea and Rennes just had to complete paper-works and final details, as Havertz deal it was ‘just a matter of time’.
It has also been confirmed that Donnarumma and Oblak have never been on Chelsea radar this summer. Mendy was the first choice, this is due also to his lower price.
After Mendy deal and announcement, Chelsea will most likely consider a move for Declan Rice.
West Ham won’t sell him. New bid will depend by how many players Chelsea Football Club board can sell on last weeks.
Below are Mendy stats;
Since the beginning of the 2018/19 campaign, only Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan has kept more clean sheets than Mendy (23) in Ligue 1.
Of goalkeepers with at least 30 appearances in that time, only Walter Benitez (77.2 per cent) has a better save success rate than Mendy (73.5 per cent).
The 28 years-old Senegal international has an average career save success rate of 76 per cent and is 6’4″ tall.
He is a decent passer of the ball but that’s not his biggest strength. His shot-stopping ability remains his biggest strength.
Mendy is a great shot-stopper whose reflexes are superb and one of his strengths is saving shots from outside the box, which he can reach faster thanks to his reactions and his reach.