Chelsea signing Edouard Mendy has been praised as ‘world class’ by Manuel Neuer.
Frank Lampard was desperate to spend some money in the transfer window and add a new stopper to the squad having fallen out of love with Kepa, and he eventually opted to make a move for Mendy.
Mendy to Stamford Bridge shocked many people in the media who believed that he would struggle to adapt to the quality of the Premier League, but the big man has been very impressive and is already one of the stars of the season for the club.
Now, German icon Neuer has opened up and praised the talented stopper and suggested that he is now one of the world class stoppers in the game, He told L’Equipe: “There are a lot of world-class goalkeepers right now. For example, Edouard Mendy, who moved from Rennes to Chelsea.
“He is a player that we only saw in Ligue 1, who joined a big club and has immediately been successful.
“It’s great to see that. Overall, I’m happy to see so many good goalkeepers because we’re a brotherhood.”
Mendy recently opened up and revealed just why he has settled so quickly at the club, He told the club’s website: “Everyone has done everything to help me integrate as smoothly as possible, the players, the staff, they have all helped me.
“I respond to that by devoting myself to being the best goalkeeper I can be on the pitch, by doing what I can every day in training and in matches.
“I will continue like that to keep trying to help the team.
“I have joined a very good club. I feel good in this team. I have got to know them and gained an affinity with them which helps during games.
“Of course with Kurt and Thiago they speak French which is good for me, but I can communicate well with the other players too and I am really enjoying it.”
Great words from Manuel