Chelsea’s newest signing Edouard Mendy has said he is proud to follow the footsteps of African Legends who played for the Blues.

Chelsea has a rich history of signing African greats such as Didier Drogba, Samuel Eto’o, Mikel Obi and Micheal Essien.

Mendy is the latest signing and the first goalkeeper from the continent to play for Chelsea.

The 28-year-old completed his €22million move to Stamford Bridge from Rennes on Thursday and will compete with Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero to be the club’s No 1.

“Most of the biggest African talent has played for this team,” The Senegalese told the club’s official website.

“Drogba, Essien, Eto’o, Mikel. When you see that, you want to continue it. Regarding the goalkeeper, I am the first, so it really makes me very proud, and it’s also a big responsibility.”

Mendy kept nine clean sheets in 24 Ligue 1 appearances last season with Rennes, helping them to finish third and qualify for the Champions League for the first time in club’s history.