Report: Todd Boehly wants to reward 30-year-old Chelsea player with a pay rise, he's amongst the lowest earners

Todd Boehly could reportedly increase Edouard Mendy’s wage once he is officially confirmed as the new Chelsea owner.

According to The Telegraph, the American may well look into awarding the goalkeeper with a shiny new pay package in the summer.

Mendy is currently amongst the lowest earners in the senior squad, receiving around £52,000-a-week (Spotrac).

Of course, in the outside world, this would be seen as a very handsome sum by a majority of people.

But within footballing terms, especially at the higher echelons of the sport, Mendy’s income is minuscule compared to his fellow professionals.

Edouard Mendy warrants more money

Arguably, the 30-year-old is more deserving of a higher salary than most members of Thomas Tuchel’s team.

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Romelu Lukaku earns £35,000-a-week (Spotrac), Timo Werner £272,000-a-week, Saul Niguez £198,269-a-week, Kepa Arrizabalaga £155,000-a-week; we could easily go on.

Meanwhile, Mendy remains near the very bottom of the pile, despite contributing much more than his comrades.

The Senegal international has proved to be a fine addition since moving from Rennes to Stamford Bridge in 2020.

He has kept 46 clean sheets in 89 games for Chelsea, including 25 in his first season, which saw him lift the Champions League as UEFA’s Goalkeeper of the Tournament.

It’s safe to say he is the club’s best gloved-guardian since Thibaut Courtois left in 2018, or perhaps even when Petr Cech joined Arsenal in 2015.

Therefore, it is no great surprise that Boehly is seemingly keen to drop a few extra pennies into Mendy’s wallet.

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What else does Todd Boehly need to address?

The co-owner of the LA Dodgers might also want to sweeten a few of the other players as well, as he looks to build a side fit for success.

As announced by The Telegraph, he will likely look to reward Reece James and Mason Mount with new contracts at the end of the campaign.

Avoiding the sagas that happened with Antonio Rudiger, Cesar Azpilicueta and Andreas Christensen must surely also be on Boehly’s mind.

All this and more is waiting for you, Todd, bet you can’t wait to get started!

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.