Chelsea have completed the signing of Edouard Mendy from French Ligue 1 club Rennes. The deal is said to be in the region of £22m.
The Senegalese international put pen to paper on a five-year deal to keep him at Stamford Bridge until the summer of 2025.
Speaking to the club’s official website, the 28-year-old expressed his happiness joining the Premier League side and working under Frank Lampard.
“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, added: “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 help Rennes qualify for the UEFA Champions League for the first time last season, with the French club finishing third in Ligue 1.