Kepa’s bad results prompted Chelsea to invest more money to find a new goalie in the summer transfer window of 2020.
However, Chelsea’s middleman defended goalie Kepa Arrizabalaga and said that it was the team’s mistake which made a 0-2 loss to Liverpool. Chelsea is in 10th position after 2 rounds of the Premier League 2020/21, with 3 points after 2 rounds.
Sky Sports announced that Chelsea had a deal to hire Edouard Mendy from Rennes. The goalie, born in 1992, had a psychiatric test before signing a five-year contract with Stamford Bridge Host Community. It is expected that Mendy will debut the new team in the next 24 hours.
Earlier, Chelsea bid 14 million pounds to Mendy, but was refused. The London team agreed to pay an further £8 million to quickly complete the move, after seeing a less persuasive display by Kepa in the Premier League.
The most expensive goalie in the world commits 2 direct errors that only lead to goals in the first 2 rounds. Coach Paddy was out of patience with the Spanish student and decided to be replaced as soon as possible.
Edouard Mendy is expected to become the 7th “The Blues” newcomer, after Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Hakim Ziyech, Malang Sarr and Thiago Silva.
Mendy was born in 1992 at a height of 1.97 m. Senegal International made 33 starts last season for Rennes and is perceived to be one of the best goaltenders of the Ligue 1.
Some reports say Chelsea is considering selling Kepa in the transfer window this summer, instead of leaving the goaltender to remain at Stamford Bridge. Before that, in 2018, “The Blues” had to pay up to 78 million pounds to hire Kepa from Athletic Bilbao.