Petr Cech has revealed Edouard Mendy was top of Chelsea’s goalkeeper targets during the summer transfer window.
After losing faith with Spanish stopper Kepa, Frank Lampard was desperate to make moves and try to sign a stopper that he could trust and that could be the clubs number one for the next few seasons.
There was alot of speculation that some of the games biggest clubs were heavily linked with a move to the Bridge, but that never happened, and in the end we managed to secure a £27 million transfer deal for Mendy.
Mendy has arrived and made an instant impact at the club, keeping five clean sheets and earning high praise for his performances between those sticks, and Cech has now revealed that the stopper was the top transfer target for the club
He told the The Times: “I was asked together with the goalkeeping department and the scouting department to prepare documents for the manager and give my advice on who would be my choice.
“Edouard was not the only one on the list, but we had him on top because of his qualities and the knowledge we had about him. The manager and the club decided to go with our advice, so that’s how he ended up here.”
Mendy has been brilliant for the club and the fact he has been signed for a bargain, is a great bit of business by the club.
We are very happy that he was signed and he could go on to become one of the best stoppers in Europe?