Chelsea are reportedly prepared to get rid of 30-year-old goalkeeper Edouard Mendy in a revamp at the end of the season.
Edouard Mendy has been a key player for Chelsea since joining them, and he helped them win the UEFA Champions League trophy during his time at Stamford Bridge. However, a report from Daily Mirror claims that the Blues are now ready to sell the 30-year-old at the end of the season.
Mendy has not been at his best this season and he has clearly regressed. This is the right time for Chelsea to cash in on the player and bring in a younger and better alternative. The player has been reportedly told that he is free to leave the club.
Furthermore, Mendy has fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge and has struggled to hold down a regular starting spot under Graham Potter. The Chelsea manager prefers goalkeepers with impressive distribution skills and Mendy is certainly lacking in that department.
The 30-year-old goalkeeper needs regular game time to get back to his rhythm. So a move away from Stamford Bridge would be ideal for his career as well. Meanwhile, contract talks between him and Chelsea have not progress well either.
Spanish goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has made the starting spot his own this season. And Chelsea will look to bring in more competition for places in the summer. The Blues have been linked with a number of goalkeepers, including Illan Meslier and Andre Onana. So a summer revamp is on the cards.
It remains to be seen whether they can replace Mendy adequately during the summer transfer window. The 30-year-old has 18 months left on his deal, and Chelsea will be looking to fetch a substantial fee for his services.
Chelsea need to add more depth and quality to their squad to challenge for the league title once again. They have been active in the transfer market since the takeover and co-owner Todd Boehly has already helped the club sign a number of top-class players. It remains to be seen whether he can help the Londoners bring in a quality alternative to Mendy as well.
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