Edouard Mendy Signs for Al-Ahli in a deal worth £16million
Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy joins Saudi Professional League side Al-Ahli on a three-year deal
Chelsea have confirmed the sale of goalkeeper Edouard Mendy to Saudi Professional League side Al-Ahli for a fee of just under £16m. The 31-year-old Senegalese international has signed a three-year deal with the club.
Mendy joined Chelsea in 2020 from French club Rennes for a fee of €24 million. During his time at Stamford Bridge, he became the first-choice goalkeeper, winning the 2020-21 Champions League and being named UEFA’s goalkeeper of the season and Best FIFA men’s keeper for 2021.
Al-Ahli announced the signing of Mendy on their official Twitter account.
Al-Ahli, based in Jeddah, recently secured promotion to the Saudi Professional League after winning the Saudi First Division League in the 2022-23 season. Mendy’s transfer to Al-Ahli is part of a growing trend of elite players moving to Saudi Arabian clubs, with Chelsea teammate N’Golo Kante recently agreeing to sign for league champions Al-Ittihad.