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 reportedly refuses a six-year Chelsea contract over ‘low’ wages.
Edouard Mendy reportedly refuses six-year Chelsea contract over ‘low’ wages.

Edouard Mendy has reportedly turned down 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 new long-term contract two and 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.

The 30-year-old reportedly earns £100,000 week but he wants sum close to his rival Kepa Arrizabalaga who is said to be earning almost double.

“Edouard is back at Chelsea and he is ready to play,” club insider told the Sun. “But there is feeling that the contract situation is just going nowhere.”

“Edouard has won some huge trophies for Chelsea, but there is sense that he is not being shown enough respect by the club over new deal.”


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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 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 Hove Albion at the end of October that Mendy was able to reclaim his starting position.

Mendy, who featured in all four matches for Senegal in their run to the round of 16, is reportedly a transfer target of champions AC Milan as well as French sides and Nice.

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.

 

 

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