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Édouard Mendy, like Roberto Firmino or Riyad Mahrez, evokes the biggest regrets on the side of Marseille. Even more so when you know that the goalkeeper was, unlike the two previously named attackers, under contract and not simply put on a trial. The Chelsea goalkeeper indeed played for OM during the 2015-2016 season. Confined to a role of third goalkeeper, being placed behind captain Steve Mandanda and the very experienced Yohann Pelé, he had preferred to look elsewhere after a year spent in the cages of the Marseille reserve.
During an interview with So walk, the Senegalese international returned to this episode: “I had the opportunity to stay in Marseille, but there was no point in doing so to be third goalkeeper behind Steve and Yohann. I had just restarted, Ligue 2 clubs contacted me, so the challenge was to find an ambitious club that could offer me playing time. Be careful, I was leaving a season with the reserve of the OM, so I wasn’t going to demand a number one spot, but I was looking for an opportunity to show my abilities. “
Édouard Mendy looked back on his year in Marseille during an interview with So Foot. The Senegal international, who now keeps Chelsea’s goals, said he was forced to leave the club in view of the competition that existed at the time.