- Edouard Mendy completed a £22million switch to Premier League club Chelsea
- FIFA and CAF have recognized the arrival of the Senegalese to the Stamford Bridge
- The world’s football governing body, in a welcome message, urges Chelsea fans to welcome their new goalie
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Edouard Mendy’s move to Chelsea has attracted FIFA, as the world’s football governing body urges the club fans to welcome their new goalkeeper, in their latest post.
The 28-year-old joined the Stamford Bridge outfit as the Blues finally confirm their latest man has signed a five-year deal.
Mendy joined the Premier League giants from French club Rennes for a fee reported to be around £22million.
The Senegalese shot-stopper is expected to compete with Kepa Arrizalaga and Willy Caballero in the number one position after the Spaniard posted strings of errors recently and in the last campaign.
After the Senegalese was unveiled, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) shared a clip of the shot stopper on social media with the caption: “The one and only Édouard Osoque Mendy.”
In a swift, FIFA reciprocated with a retweet, adding the caption: "Chelsea FC fans, say hello to your new keeper, Edouard Mendy.”
Meanwhile, the delighted goalkeeper who is expected to become the club’s number one says he can’t wait to hit the ground running.
He said: "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."
Meanwhile, Declan Rice' potential switch to Chelsea has lingered on for a while now but latest reports have it that Frank Lampard’s side would not mind offering defender Emerson as part of swap deal to land their target.
The Blues are reportedly willing to tempt the Hammers to allow Rice move to the Stamford Bridge and won’t mind Emerson going the opposite direction.
The Athletic are reporting that West Ham are desperate in keeping Rice who appear to be one of the most important player in their squad.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Kai Havertz has silenced his critics following after scoring a hat-trick for Chelsea in their 6-0 thumping of Champions side Barnsley in the EFL Cup.
The German midfielder produced a man of the match performance at Stamford Bridge grabbing three goals in the comfortable win over the visitors.
The 21-year-old who completed a £70million move from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer finally got his account up and running on his third game as a Chelsea player.
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