Frank Lampard is set to make Edouard Mendy his No 1 after his £22million move from Rennes. Notwithstanding, Kepa Arrizabalaga won’t be sold by the Blues before the finish of this exchange window. Mendy finished his transition to Chelsea on Thursday, marking a five-year contract at Stamford Bridge.
Mendy’s appearance has prompted evident question marks over the fate of the world’s most costly goalkeeper Arrizabalaga.
The Spain star has had a helpless beginning to the new season, making a blunder in the Premier League matches against Brighton and Liverpool.
Chelsea were happy to sell the 25-year-old this late spring, with a potential trade bargain for Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak promoted.
In any case, the Daily Star reports that Chelsea will keep Arrizabalaga for this season at any rate.
He actually has five years left of the agreement he marked after his £71.6m move from Athletic Bilbao in 2018.
Mendy spent only one season at Rennes before joining Chelsea.
Furthermore, the 28-year-old portrayed the move as a “fantasy”.
“I am so eager to join Chelsea,” Mendy said.
“It’s a fantasy for me to be an aspect of this energizing crew and to work with Frank Lampard and the entirety of his training staff.
“I anticipate meeting my partners and can hardly wait to begin.”
Chelsea chief Marina Granovskaia says specialized consultant and previous Rennes and Blues goalkeeper Petr Cech affected the arrangement.
Granovskaia stated: “When Petr Cech and our specialized group recognized Edouard as the most reasonable goalkeeper to supplement our current gathering, there was just a single player we needed to get.
“Edouard shows up following a period of genuine accomplishment with Rennes, he is aggressive for additional, and we invite him to our club.”
In the interim, previous England goalkeeper David James isn’t dazzled with Chelsea’s treatment of Arrizabalaga.
“I don’t believe Kepa’s had the security at Chelsea, I believe he’s been hung out to dry,” James told talkSPORT.
“In the event that he doesn’t accomplish something right, it’s off-base and he gets completely attacked by everyone.
“In the end you need to see yourself to perceive what you can do, but at the same time it’s about whether you have nature.
“You burn through £72m on a player, talk about a speculation, at that point you must turn out to be what amount do you spend to improve him as opposed to, ‘You’re that cost, you should sift through it yourself or not commit the errors’, which is absurd.”