Saudi Arabia’s recruitment of players, including Karim Benzema, is not over. This time Chelsea’s defensive midfielder N’Golo Kante appears to be moving to Saudi Arabia.
Reporter Fabricio Romano,안전놀이터 a journalist specializing in the European football transfer market, reported on the 7th that Saudi Arabia’s league champions, Al Ittihad, are in negotiations with Kante and will sign a contract soon. “The Saudi Arabian delegation arrived in London and made an offer to Kante. The annual salary is 100 million euros (approximately 139.5 billion won), and portrait rights and commercial transactions are also included. He explained that the term of the contract is until 2025.
Al Ittihad officially announced the signing of Real Madrid goal scorer Benzema on the same day. However, they do not stop at this and are still trying to attract players, and one of them is Kante.
Kante, who contributed greatly to Leicester City’s league championship in the 2014-2015 season, immediately moved to Chelsea and established himself as an immovable defensive midfielder. At Chelsea, he has won quite a few competitions, including the League, Champions League, Europa League, UEFA Super Cup, Club World Cup, and FA Cup.
Kante, who has struggled with injuries in recent years, is currently facing the expiration of his contract with Chelsea without a renewal. Al Ittihad, who recruited Benzema, approached Kante, and finally came to the brink of a transfer.