Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is on the verge of a move to Saudi Arabian side Al Ahli, having agreed personal terms with the club. The Senegalese international, who has two years left on his contract with Chelsea, is set to leave Stamford Bridge this summer.
Mendy, who lost his number one status to Kepa Arrizabalaga last season, has rejected Chelsea’s offer of a contract extension. Despite a serious finger injury restricting him to just 12 appearances in all competitions, Mendy is ready for a new challenge.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Mendy is set to sign a three-year contract with Al Ahli, with the two clubs in the final stages of negotiating a fee. “Mendy has now agreed personal terms with Saudi side Al Ahli — contract will be valid until June 2026,” Romano reported.
Mendy’s departure is expected to be part of a larger exodus of Chelsea players to Saudi Arabia. Kalidou Koulibaly and Hakim Ziyech are also reportedly set to join Saudi clubs in the coming weeks.
The move marks a significant change in Mendy’s fortunes. Just a couple of seasons ago, he was regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League. However, a downturn in form and a serious finger injury have seen him fall out of favour at Chelsea.
As the summer transfer window heats up, all eyes will be on Chelsea to see who they bring in to replace the departing Mendy.