Saudi clubs continue to hunt European talent and the latest player to go down was N’Golo Kanté
Chelsea are close to closing the departure of Mendy, Koulibaly and Ziyech to the Persian Gulf
Saudi Arabia He continues to be the star of the transfer market. The clubs of this country are moving with countless offers to take over the services of European football stars. This new competition is revolutionizing the international scene and is causing an inflationary effect due to the payment of wages outside the market.
The rumors about possible incorporations are countless, but there are already many players who are opting to start a new adventure in the Saudi Professional League. The latest case was the signing of N’Golo Kanté by Al Ittihad. After the end of his contract with the Chelseathe French midfielder will earn 25 million euros per season until 2027, for which he will receive 100 million in total, plus commercial deals and image rights.
Kante will be presented in July and, after the spectacular welcome ceremony for his compatriot Benzema, a grand reception is planned, including fireworks. The signing of the French striker in early June followed that of Cristiano Ronaldo in December for the to nasr. With the arrival of both players, Saudi football has reached a new level in its ambition to attract European talent.
Derelict at Chelsea
A request from the players that is not going well for the Chelsea to lighten up the squad and correct its erratic transfer policy. According to the latest information, three players from the “blue” box are close to signing for a Saudi club: Kalidou Koulibaly, Édouard Mendy AND Hakim Ziech.
The Senegalese central defender is about to become a new player al hilal Saudi The agreement between clubs is practically closed and Koulibaly will join Reuben Neves in the Saudi club. On the other hand, the Chelsea allegedly reached a verbal agreement with the al-ahli From Saudi Arabia for the sale of Edward Mendi. The goalkeeper has already agreed on a personal basis with the Saudi club and will sign for three years.
another footballer Chelsea who is close to travel Saudi Arabia AND Hakim Ziech. The Moroccan striker has reached a verbal agreement with the to nasr. ziyech He will sign until June 2026 and become one of the great stars of Saudi football. He Chelsea He has already reached a verbal agreement with Saudi clubs for these three players and it is expected that in the next 24 to 48 hours there will be meetings in London to give the green light. Furthermore, the London team is dealing with the sale of the Callum Hudson-Odoiwhich in any case would not have given the ok.
Thomas Partey, desired
In the north of the English capital, the former mattress Thomas Partey his days may be numbered. The player stopped by Arsenal He has received interest from several Saudi clubs, who are reportedly willing to pay up to €40m for the transfer. An option that the “gunner” box would welcome. It remains to be known what the decision of the footballer is, which has also attracted the interest of European clubs. partyywho has just turned 30, still has two years left on his contract with the London club.
Chelsea have not Romelu Lukaku and the Belgian welcomes playing next season away from London. So far the common points. The ‘blue’ team hoped to convince the attacker to pack his bags Saudi Arabiaafter receiving several financially lucrative offers for both club and player.
However, lukaku closed the door to this option. Just turned 30, the striker is only contemplating the possibility of continuing to play in Europe. His preferred option would be to go back to the Inter in Milan, where it had already been transferred last year. The Italian club cannot meet the requests of the Chelsea on a purchase and have so far not agreed on terms for a loan.