N’Golo Kante, the esteemed French midfielder, has bid farewell to Chelsea after a fruitful seven-year stint at Stamford Bridge. The talented player has made a significant move to Al-Ittihad, a Saudi Arabian club, signing a three-year contract as a free agent. The announcement was made by Al-Ittihad on Tuesday on social media, leaving football enthusiasts both surprised and intrigued by this new chapter in Kante’s career.
Having joined Chelsea from Leicester City in 2016, Kante quickly established himself as a vital cog in the team’s midfield machinery. His relentless work rate, exceptional tackling abilities, and astute reading of the game made him an indispensable asset for the Blues. Over the years, Kante has amassed an impressive collection of trophies, including the prestigious UEFA Champions League, Premier League, Europa League, and FA Cup titles.
At Al-Ittihad, Kante will have the opportunity to reunite with his compatriot and Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema, who recently bid adieu to Real Madrid after an illustrious 14-year spell. Benzema’s move to the Saudi Arabian champions is reportedly valued at over 100 million Euros, highlighting the club’s ambition to bolster their squad with top talent.