Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is pleased to have his countryman Kalidou Koulibaly join him at Chelsea.
Koulibaly has signed up for Chelsea on a four-year contract with the option of a further year.
The Senegal international made his name while playing for Napoli, and he’s expected to fill the void left by Antonio Rudiger.
Famed for his rugged defending in the Italian Serie A, a lot is expected from Koulibaly at Chelsea.
Mendy is backing Koulibaly to turn up at Chelsea, and believes that his quality on the pitch and his personality in the dressing room will help Chelsea.
Mendy told the official Chelsea website: “I’ve known Kalidou for a while now. He was the first one who welcomed me in the national team so we were in the same room at first, when I first met him, when I got my first call-up, so the feeling was amazing.
“If you talk about his qualities on the pitch, I think I will let the people and the Chelsea fans see this player and I hope they will enjoy watching him.
“He’s a top player, as everybody knows, but he is a top person and that’s why in the dressing room he’s a very good addition.”
Speaking further on his personality, Mendy said: “He is a guy who likes the responsibility, but also he can joke with everyone, so we need this kind of person.
“And I think everybody’s going to be happy with him and what they see.
“Every year we had this – the link with Chelsea and Kalidou in the media – and this year it happens so I am happy!”