N’Golo Kanté on the Brink of Leaving Chelsea for Al Ittihad
Kanté’s Potential Move to Al Ittihad
N’Golo Kanté, the French international and Chelsea midfielder, is reportedly on the verge of signing for Saudi Arabian club Al Ittihad. According to Fabrizio Romano, the final details are currently being discussed, and Kanté’s move to Saudi Arabia seems imminent.
Meeting ongoing in London to get the contract SIGNED for N’Golo Kanté to become new Al Ittihad player on €100m per season deal until June 2025. 🟡⚫️🇸🇦 #CFC
Saudi PIF delegation and Al Ittihad board are meeting with Kanté agents.
Kanté, who has been a key figure in Chelsea’s midfield, was expected to extend his contract with the London club. His representatives even expressed in April that Kanté was keen on continuing his career in London. However, the recent developments suggest a different path for the 32-year-old midfielder.
Joining Forces with Benzema
If the deal goes through, Kanté will join former France international Karim Benzema at Al Ittihad. Benzema, another product of the Olympique Lyonnais academy, joined Al Ittihad earlier today. The move will see Kanté earn a staggering €100m per year until 2025.
As the summer transfer window heats up, the potential move of Kanté to Al Ittihad could significantly impact the football landscape. The coming weeks will be crucial in determining where the French midfielder will play next season.