N’Golo Kanté leaves Chelsea FC, signs with Al-Ittihad


THE Mercato summer is in full swing on the Gulf country side. Indeed, after the Ballon d’Or 2022 Karim Benzema, another Frenchman decided to continue his career in Saudi Arabia. It is N’Golo Kante, a former Chelsea FC player. Indeed, this protege of French coach Didier Deschamps was at the end of his contract with the Blues. The French international will wear the jersey ofAl-Ittihad for the next 2 years.

The player will even benefit from an optional extra year. The professional footballer will receive a salary of 100 million euros per year.

For those who don’t know, Karim Benzema himself who announced the news on the social network Twitter. The former Olympique Lyonnais executive said: « Don’t listen to fake news. Kanté is an Ittihad player now! ».

Other football stars could follow N’Golo Kanté in Saudi Arabia

For the record, before landing in the Premier League, N’Golo Kanté has already played in France, in the jersey of Caen. It was only after he joined Leicester Citybefore signing for Chelsea, with whom he was crowned English Champion in 2017.

In 2021, the midfielder and the Blues won the Champions League. In all, N’Golo Kanté spent 8 years in the Premier League.

This season, other world-class players may also be tempted to continue their careers in the Saudi Pro League. In effect, Kalidou Koulibaly would also be coveted by the Saudi club Al-Ittihad. A former teammate of N’Golo Kanté, Hakim Ziyech, is also in the sights of this Saudi team. According to rumours, this star of the Moroccan national team should even join Saudi Arabia in the coming weeks. Case to follow!

Saudi Pro League could still become one of the most competitive leagues, despite Messi’s refusal

As Cristiano Ronaldo announced, the Saudi Pro League could become one of the most competitive championships in the world. Indeed, many players, especially those who are at the end of their contract, seem to be seduced by fabulous contracts from Saudi clubs.

At any rate, Lionel Messi, preferred to join Inter Miami, in MLS. The latter, targeted by the Gulf country, decided to continue his career in the United States, despite the pharaonic offers proposed by Saudi Arabia. It remains to be seen whether the presence of Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo and N’Golo Kanté will be able to convince the other star players to join Saudi Arabia. The future will tell us, moreover, the transfer market has just opened its doors.


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