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Edouard Mendy has announced he is proud to be following in the footsteps of Didier Drogba, Michael Essien, Samuel Eto’o and John Obi Mikel at Chelsea.

Mendy ended alot of transfer speculation and rumours last week by agreeing to sign with the club in a deal that will cost the club £22 million and about £150,000-a-week over the next five-years.

He is the answer that Frank Lampard is hoping to have in his squad after Kepa failed to impress the club legend towards the back-end of last season, and the start of this season, having cost the club goals already.

But after getting his dream move to Stamford Bridge, Mendy has announced he is proud to be following in the footsteps of Didier Drogba, Michael Essien, Samuel Eto’o and John Obi Mikel, Mendy told the clubs official website: “Most of the biggest African talent has played for this team.

“Drogba, Essien, Eto’o, Mikel. When you see that, you want to continue it. Regarding the goalkeeper, I am the first, so it really makes me very proud, and it’s also a big responsibility.”

“It’s true that it’s incredible. People say hard work pays off, and it does. I have worked very hard; I haven’t taken anything for granted.

“I was at Marseille, and then Reims, and then Rennes, and now Chelsea. It’s been a constant progression, and now I am ready to continue on that upward path.”

This is a massive step up for the man to make and hopefully he has the quality to make an impact on the side.

Big things are expected on the big man now that he is in the big time.

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