Al-Ittihad announces Kanté signing

by | Jun 21, 2023 | Football

After acquiring Karim Benzema, the Saudi Arabian club Al-Ittihad announced on Tuesday (20) that midfielder N’Golo Kanté from Chelsea has also joined the team.

According to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, Kanté has signed a two-year contract and will receive an estimated salary of around £86 million, which is equivalent to nearly R$530 million. This amount includes image rights and commercial agreements.

At 32 years old, midfielder N’Golo Kanté, who won the 2018 FIFA World Cup with the French national team, is transferring to his fifth club in his career.

Having been developed at Boulogne in France, Kanté has played for Caen, Leicester City, and Chelsea, where he has been since 2016.

Approaching the end of his contract with Chelsea, the midfielder has faced injuries and only participated in ten matches during the 2022/23 season, providing one assist and scoring no goals.

Arabian football has been making significant investments and is attracting more and more renowned players to its league in the coming weeks. Recently, Al-Ittihad announced the signing of Karim Benzema, the French star who was with Real Madrid.

Furthermore, Arab football already boasts the presence of Cristiano Ronaldo. The talented Portuguese player joined Al Nassr at the end of 2022 and signed a contract until 2025.

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