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Peter Cech: I have been monitoring Mendy for three years

Tue 03 November 2020 | 12:50

Chelsea legend Peter Cech says he has been following Edouard Mendy for years and he suggested him to Chelsea.

Chelsea

legend

Peter Cech

, 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.

Cech

claims that among various nominees, Mendy was the best choice for

Chelsea

.

Mendy

was transferred from

Rennes

to Stamford Bridge in September on a

$ 29

million deal.

Mendy

played a key role in Rennes' bid to reach the

Champions League

for the first time in the club's history and eventually moved to Chelsea.

Given

Kepa Arrizabalaga

’s bad performances, Mendy quickly gained the trust of

Frank Lampard

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,"

says Cech

"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."


source: SportMob