N’Golo Kante joins Saudi Arabian champions Al Ittihad

N’Golo Kante, the Chelsea and France midfielder, bids farewell to Stamford Bridge as he joins Saudi Arabian side Al Ittihad on a three-year deal

After a successful seven-year tenure at Chelsea, during which he secured victories in the Premier League and the Champions League, Kante’s journey with the London club has come to an end. Despite grappling with injuries and making only nine appearances for Chelsea in the 2022-23 season, he leaves with his contract expiring at the end of June.

Joining Al-Ittihad alongside fellow countryman Karim Benzema, who recently departed Real Madrid, Kante’s move marks a new chapter in his career.

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Chelsea FC officially confirmed his departure in a statement on Wednesday, June 21, bidding farewell to the esteemed figure of N’Golo Kante. Throughout his time with the club, he achieved remarkable success, winning the Champions League, Premier League, Europa League, and FA Cup.

Kante’s significant contributions were not limited to club football; he also played a crucial role in France’s triumph in the 2018 World Cup. Acknowledging his immense impact and influence, Chelsea’s co-sporting directors, Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley, expressed their admiration for his tireless performances in midfield that contributed to multiple trophy wins. They extended their best wishes to him as he embarks on the next phase of his career, recognizing his place in Chelsea’s history.

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