Chelsea legend Peter Cech says he has been following Edouard Mendy for years and he suggested him to Chelsea.
, who has shone for Chelsea for many years and is currently in a managerial position at the club, says that Chelsea’s new Senegalese goalkeeper,Edouard Mendy
has been under his radar for years and Chelsea have hired the French goalkeeper at his suggestion.
claims that among various nominees, Mendy was the best choice for
was transferred fromRennes
to Stamford Bridge in September on a
played a key role in Rennes' bid to reach theChampions League
for the first time in the club's history and eventually moved to Chelsea.
’s bad performances, Mendy quickly gained the trust of
and has been Chelsea’s goalkeeper in recent weeks.
Mendy has shone tremendously over the past few weeks, having five clean sheets in a row.
"I've been following him for three-and-a-half years, when he was at Reims. At the start, it was Christophe Lollichon who told me about him, because he had been unemployed,"
"Since then, Edouard has continued to improve, season after season. When it became clear last summer that a new goalie was needed to compete with Kepa and Willy Caballero, I internally suggested several names, including Edouard.
"And I insisted that I thought he was the best on the list. My advice was followed."
"He is a very calm goalkeeper, who knows how to keep it simple and efficient, who reassures his team-mates.
"He must continue to evolve at this level to keep his starting place, as the competition with Kepa and Willy remains open."