Edouard Mendy reportedly refuses a six-year Chelsea contract over ‘low’ wages.
Edouard Mendy reportedly rejects ‘disrespectful’ six-year Chelsea contract over ‘low’ wages.
Edouard Mendy has reportedly turned down a six-year contract offer from Chelsea because he feels he deserves wage parity with Kepa.
The Senegal goalkeeper has reportedly rejected the Blues’ offer of a new long-term contract two and a half years before the conclusion of his current contract because he feels the team is not treating him with enough “respect” regarding salaries, according to the Sun.
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Mendy joined Chelsea from Ligue 1 team Rennes in the summer of 2020, quickly becoming the team’s uncontested No. 1 as they won the 2020–21 Champions League and Club World Cup.
Before winning the Africa Cup of Nations with Senegal in Cameroon in February of this year, he was chosen as Fifa’s Best Goalkeeper of 2021.
Mendy began the season as Chelsea’s starting goalkeeper, but Kepa eventually took over after he sustained an injury in September.
It wasn’t until Kepa’s injury during the Blues’ 4-1 Premier League loss to Brighton Hove Albion at the end of October that Mendy was able to reclaim his starting position.
It will be intriguing to see which goalkeeper Graham Potter chooses for the team’s Premier League encounter against Bournemouth on December 27 given that Mendy has resumed training with Chelsea and Kepa is healthy.