On Sunday (25), Chelsea announced the departure of defender Kalidou Koulibaly, who will transfer to Al Hilal in Saudi Arabia.
The Senegalese player, signed from Napoli for 38 million euros (equivalent to R$ 198.73 million in the current exchange rate) in July 2022, spent less than a year at Stamford Bridge.
During his time at Chelsea, the 32-year-old defender played a total of 32 matches, scoring two goals and providing one assist.
The London club expressed gratitude to Kalidou for his contributions on and off the field during his time as a player and wished him the best in his future career.
Koulibaly joins a recent list of players who have left Stamford Bridge to play in Saudi Arabia. Recently, midfielder N’Golo Kanté also bid farewell to the Blues and announced his move to Al Ittihad.
Indeed, in the coming weeks, it is expected that Chelsea will part ways with more players as the squad is excessively large and needs to be reduced urgently before the start of the 2023/24 season.
There are speculations surrounding names like midfielder Mason Mount and forward Kai Havertz, who could be the next ones to depart from the London blue team. Player negotiations and transfers are dynamic processes and are subject to changes, so it is important to follow the club’s official news for updated information on potential departures.
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